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

Question 1:

Say that you came across the following torn slip of paper. What can it mean?


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