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Working with Java Data Types (Java SE 8 Programmer I Certification 1Z0-808)

by Alexander Tushinsky

Working with Java data types is a fundamental skill that any Java developer should have and know for the 1Z0-808 certification exam. This course breaks down and demonstrates what Java data types are and how they are used within an application.

What you'll learn

This course is primarily concerned with Java data types, variables, and their assignment and use. In this course, Working with Java Data Types (Java SE 8 Programmer I Certification 1Z0-808), you'll start by being introduced to Netbeans, the free Java editor used for all of the examples throughout the course. First, you’ll examine the 8 Java primitive data types, which include boolean, byte, short, int, long, float, double, and char. Next, you’ll discuss their memory footprint, storage size, and what type of data can be stored in each data type. Then, you'll examine boxing and unboxing, and how data types can be cast or converted from one type to another or copied. Finally, while discussing how to initialize variables and objects, you’ll also touch on naming conventions and what to avoid when naming variables. When you are finished with this course, you'll have a knowledge of Java data types and how they are used within an application.

About the author

Alex has spent the past 30+ years working as a software developer, application architect, cybersecurity professional, and technical trainer. He is a lifelong learner and holds over 20 active certifications in IT. Alex is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. He has taught at Rutgers University, Bergen Community College, County College of Morris, College of Southern Nevada, and UNLV. He holds a BS in Software Development and a Masters in Cybersecurity from We... more

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