Quick tip of the day: While learning Java, avoid defining anything as static

If you’re just starting out and learning Java, avoid the temptation of defining anything as static until you understand what this modifier does and why/when you need to use it: no static Class properties, no static methods.

The only use of static while you’re starting out is in your main method. You don’t need it anywhere else. You’ll avoid a lot of unexpected and unexplainable behavior as a result.