Multimap example

Multimap

@Test
public void multipleMapExample_with_guava () {
    
    Multimap<String, String> outdoorElements = ArrayListMultimap.create();
    outdoorElements.put("fish", "walleye");
    outdoorElements.put("fish", "muskellunge");
    outdoorElements.put("fish", "bass");
    outdoorElements.put("insect", "ants");
    outdoorElements.put("insect", "water boatman");
    outdoorElements.put("insect", "Lord Howe Island stick insect");
    outdoorElements.put("tree", "oak");
    outdoorElements.put("tree", "birch");
    
    Collection<String> fishies = outdoorElements.get("fish");
    
    logger.info(fishies);

    assertTrue(fishies.size() == 3);
}

Output

[walleye, muskellunge, bass]

Without guava

@Test
public void multiMap_example_straight_up_java () {
    
    Map<String, List<String>> outdoorElements = new HashMap<String, List<String>>();
    putObjects (outdoorElements, "fish", "walleye");
    putObjects (outdoorElements, "fish", "muskellunge");
    putObjects (outdoorElements, "fish", "bass");
    putObjects (outdoorElements, "insect", "ants");
    putObjects (outdoorElements, "insect", "water boatman");
    putObjects (outdoorElements, "insect", "Lord Howe Island stick insect");
    putObjects (outdoorElements, "tree", "oak");
    putObjects (outdoorElements, "tree", "birch");
    
    Collection<String> fishies = outdoorElements.get("fish");

    logger.info(fishies);

    assertTrue(fishies.size() == 3);
}

private void putObjects (Map<String, List<String>> outdoorElements, String key, String value) {
    List<String> myClassList = outdoorElements.get(key);
    if(myClassList == null) {
        myClassList = new ArrayList<String>();
        outdoorElements.put(key, myClassList);
    }
    myClassList.add(value);
    
}

Output

[walleye, muskellunge, bass]