In this example we shall show you how to use a byte type in Java. The byte data type is an 8-bit signed two’s complement integer. It has a minimum value of -128 and a maximum value of 127 (inclusive). The byte data type can be useful for saving memory in large arrays, where the memory savings actually matters. They can also be used in place of int where their limits help to clarify your code.

    To create variable of byte type one should use the byte keyword in a variable,

as described in the code snippet below.

package com.javacodegeeks.snippets.basics;

public class ByteExample {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		byte b1 = 111;
		byte b2 = 4;
		System.out.println("Value of byte b1 is: " + b1);
		System.out.println("Value of byte b1 is: " + b2);




Value of byte b1 is: 111
Value of byte b1 is: 4

This was an example of how to use a byte type in Java.

Byron Kiourtzoglou

Byron is a master software engineer working in the IT and Telecom domains. He is an applications developer in a wide variety of applications/services. He is currently acting as the team leader and technical architect for a proprietary service creation and integration platform for both the IT and Telecom industries in addition to a in-house big data real-time analytics solution. He is always fascinated by SOA, middleware services and mobile development. Byron is co-founder and Executive Editor at Java Code Geeks.
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