Continue statement in Java

Published on July 17, 2015 by abundantcode

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The continue statement in java lets the developers to skip the current iteration within the loop statements like for , while or do-while . As soon as the java compiler figures out the continue keyword in the code , it immediately skips the statements that follow the continue keyword and then proceeds with the next iteration.

The break statement jumps out of the loop completely whereas the continue just skips the current iteration.

Continue statement in Java

Below is a sample code snippet demonstrating the usage of the continue statement in java

package com.abundantcode;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.List;

public class Main {

    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        List<String> input = new ArrayList<String>();
        input.add("Abundantcode.com");
        input.add("Programming Website");
        input.add("Java Tutorials");
        for(String item:input)
        {
            if(item=="Java Tutorials")
                continue;
            System.out.println(item);
        }
    }
}

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