A java exception can be thrown only in the following three scenarios:
(1) An abnormal execution condition was synchronously detected by the Java virtual machine.
– When evaluation of an expression violates the normal semantics (Example: an integer divide by zero)
– An error occurs in loading or linking part of the program
– When limitation on a resource is exceeded (Example: using too much memory)
(2) A throw statement was executed.
(3) An asynchronous exception occurred.
– The stop method (deprecated) of class Thread was invoked
– An internal error has occurred in the java virtual machine
This Java Exception tutorial was added on 15/10/2008.