The Goal of this Packet to introduce a learner to basic data types in Java.
What is the difference between and Object and a primitive in the Java programming language? This packet will introduce the concept and show you the 8 basic data types.
To understand the basic java data types, one needs to make the distinction between Objects and primitives. Java has 8 basic primitives. These are all reserved keywords and don't share state with other primitive values. Objects can contain references to other variables and have functions defined for them.