Primitive Data Types and Literals

This chapter provides tutorial notes and example codes on primitive data types and literals. Topics include 8 primitive data types; storage size of each data type; format rules on source code literals for each data type; example Java programs on primitive types.

Data Types Supported in Java

Integer Data Types

Floating-Point Data Types

Logical (Boolean) Data Type

Literals of Primitive Types

Literal Formats for Integers

Literal Formats for Integers - Example

Literal Formats for Floating-Point

Literal Formats for Floating-Point - Example

Literal Formats for Characters

Literal Formats for Character - Example

Conclusion:

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows

 Execution Process, Entry Point, Input and Output

Primitive Data Types and Literals

 Bits, Bytes, Bitwise and Shift Operations

 Managing Bit Strings in Byte Arrays

 Reference Data Types and Variables

 StringBuffer - The String Buffer Class

 System Properties and Runtime Object Methods

 Generic Classes and Parameterized Types

 Generic Methods and Type Inference

 Lambda Expressions and Method References

 Execution Threads and Multi-Threading Java Programs

 ThreadGroup Class and "system" ThreadGroup Tree

 Synchronization Technique and Synchronized Code Blocks

 Deadlock Condition Example Programs

 Garbage Collection and the gc() Method

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version