A java class containing all the methods as abstract is called an interface. A method that has no implementation and which is expected to be implemented by a subclass is called an abstract method. Java interface can contain constants. When an interface needs to be instantiated it should be implemented by a class and all its abstract methods should be defined. If all the methods are not implemented in the class then it becomes a java abstract class and so cannot be instantiated. Variables declared in a java interface by default is final.
This Abstract and Interface tutorial was added on 23/04/2008.