Software Development

Java – 5 things You Cannot do with Generic Types

Generics is one of the best things that happened to Java. Anyone who has worked with Java during its pre-JDK5 era can attest to that. For new developments, it has drastically reduced the amount of written codes and provided compile-time type checking using Generic Types. However, there are some things you cannot do with Generics Types.

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Software Development

Working with Reference Types in JavaScript

JavaScript has both primitive and reference types. It has three primitive types: string, numeric, and boolean. Internally, these are small and fixed-sized collection of bytes that are easily and predictably manipulated at the low (primitive) levels of the JavaScript interpreter. Example of strings are ‘This is a string’ and “This is another string”. Numeric values – 1, and 3.1416. Boolean values – true or false. On the other hand, reference types are different. They include objects (including JS built-in objects), Arrays, and functions. Essentially, they can have any number of properties or elements with various types (both primitives and references), so they cannot be manipulated as easily as fixed-size primitive v

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