Write a method to check if input String is Palindrome?

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A String is said to be Palindrome if it’s value is same when reversed. For example “aba” is a Palindrome String.
String class doesn’t provide any method to reverse the String but StringBuffer and StringBuilder class has reverse method that we can use to check if String is palindrome or not.

    private static boolean isPalindrome(String str) {
        if (str == null)
            return false;
        StringBuilder strBuilder = new StringBuilder(str);
        return strBuilder.toString().equals(str);

Sometimes interviewer asks not to use any other class to check this, in that case we can compare characters in the String from both ends to find out if it’s palindrome or not.

    private static boolean isPalindromeString(String str) {
        if (str == null)
            return false;
        int length = str.length();
        System.out.println(length / 2);
        for (int i = 0; i < length / 2; i++) {

            if (str.charAt(i) != str.charAt(length - i - 1))
                return false;
        return true;
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