Introduction StackOverflowError can be annoying for Java developers as it is one of the most common runtime errors we may encounter. In this article, we will learn how this error occurs by looking at various code examples and how to handle it. Stack Frames and StackOverflowerError Occur Let’s start with the basics. When a method is called, a new stack frame is created on the call stack. This stack frame contains the parameters of the called method, its local variables and the return address of the method, i.