How to override equals method in Java

//Written by [email protected]
public class Main {

    /**
     * @param args the command line arguments
     */
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // TODO code application logic here
        ArrayList<Person> people = new ArrayList<Person>();
        people.add(new Person("Subash Adhikari", 28));
        people.add(new Person("K", 28));
        people.add(new Person("StackOverflow", 4));
        people.add(new Person("Subash Adhikari", 28));

        for (int i = 0; i < people.size() - 1; i++) {
            for (int y = i + 1; y <= people.size() - 1; y++) {
                boolean check = people.get(i).equals(people.get(y));

                System.out.println("-- " + people.get(i).getName() + " - VS - " + people.get(y).getName());
                System.out.println(check);
            }
        }
    }
}

//written by [email protected]
public class Person {
    private String name;
    private int age;

    public Person(String name, int age){
        this.name = name;
        this.age = age;
    }

    @Override
    public boolean equals(Object obj) {
        if (obj == null) {
            return false;
        }

        if (obj.getClass() != this.getClass()) {
            return false;
        }

        final Person other = (Person) obj;
        if ((this.name == null) ? (other.name != null) : !this.name.equals(other.name)) {
            return false;
        }

        if (this.age != other.age) {
            return false;
        }

        return true;
    }

    @Override
    public int hashCode() {
        int hash = 3;
        hash = 53 * hash + (this.name != null ? this.name.hashCode() : 0);
        hash = 53 * hash + this.age;
        return hash;
    }

    public int getAge() {
        return age;
    }

    public void setAge(int age) {
        this.age = age;
    }

    public String getName() {
        return name;
    }

    public void setName(String name) {
        this.name = name;
    }
}

Output:

run:

— Subash Adhikari – VS – K false

— Subash Adhikari – VS – StackOverflow false

— Subash Adhikari – VS – Subash Adhikari true

— K – VS – StackOverflow false

— K – VS – Subash Adhikari false

— StackOverflow – VS – Subash Adhikari false

— BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 0 seconds)

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