## Primitive Data

This chapter discusses eight primitive data types in Java.

### 1. Primitive Data

Computer memory stores arbitrary bit patterns. Making sense of these patterns involves the use of data types.

Chapter Topics:

• Data Types
• Primitive Data vs. Objects
• The Eight Primitive Data Types of Java
• Numeric Data Types
• Character and Boolean Data Types

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