Thursday, October 15, 2015

Java - Check if a String is a Palindrome

October 15, 2015 - I was bored so I went to play around with Java and solve some simple problem or exercise below to energize my playful mind.

Write an efficient algorithm to check if a string is a palindrome. A string is a palindrome if the string matches the reverse of string.

Example: 1221 is a palindrome but not 1121.


public boolean isPalindrome(String data) {

        if (data == null) return false;

        char[] dataChars = data.toCharArray();
        if (dataChars.length < 2) {
            return false;

        int leftIndex = 0, rightIndex = (dataChars.length - 1);
        while (rightIndex > leftIndex) {
            if (dataChars[leftIndex] != dataChars[rightIndex]) {
                return false;

        return true;


I may be wrong but hopefully I got this right. Feel free to comment or let me know your thoughts.

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