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Everyday data structures

By : William Smith
Book Image

Everyday data structures

By: William Smith

Overview of this book

Explore a new world of data structures and their applications easily with this data structures book. Written by software expert William Smith, you?ll learn how to master basic and advanced data structure concepts. ? Fully understand data structures using Java, C and other common languages ? Work through practical examples and learn real-world applications ? Get to grips with data structure problem solving using case studies
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Everyday Data Structures
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Preface
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1
Data Types: Foundational Structures

Summary


In this chapter, you learned about the basic data types available to a programmer in each of the four most common mobile development languages. Numeric and floating point data type characteristics and operations are as dependent on the underlying architecture as on the specifications of the language. You also learned about casting objects from one type to another and how the type of cast is defined as either a widening cast or a narrowing cast depending on the size of the source and target data types in the conversion. Next, we discussed Boolean type and how it is used in comparators to affect program flow and execution. In this, we discussed operator order of precedence and nested operations. You also learned how to use short-circuiting to improve your code's performance. Finally, we examined the String data type and what it means to work with mutable objects.