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Java Data Types

Java is a strongly typed language. Part of java's safety and robustness comes from this fact. You can broadly classify java primitive data types as given below:

Integers

Java defines 4 integer types. These include both positive and negative numbers.

Type Size Reference Example
byte 8 bits byte x,y,z;
short 2 bytes short x;
int 4 bytes int num;
long 8 bytes long millise;

Floating point numbers

Floating point numbers are very useful when we are evaluating expressions that require fractional precisions. Java defines 2 types of floating point numbers, they are float, and double.

Type Size Reference Example
float 4 bytes float percentage;
double 8 bytes double distance;

Characters

In java we store characters by using char data type. Size of character is 2 bytes.

Example:

char a='c';

Booleans

In java we use boolean for logical values, it can represent either true or false.

Example:

boolean isNumber=false;

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String Vs StringBuffer
We know that String is immutable object. We can not change the value of a String object once it is initiated. If we try to change the value of the existing String object then it creates new object rather than changing the value of the existing object. So incase, we are going to do more modificatios on String, then use StringBuffer. StringBuffer updates the existing objects value, rather creating new object.
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I'm Nataraja Gootooru, programmer by profession and passionate about technologies. All examples given here are as simple as possible to help beginners. The source code is compiled and tested in my dev environment.

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