In this example we shall show you how to use a short type in Java. The short data type is a 16-bit signed two’s complement integer. It has a minimum value of -32,768 and a maximum value of 32,767 (inclusive). 

    To create a variable of short type you can just use the short keyword in the variable,

as described in the code snippet below.

package com.javacodegeeks.snippets.basics;

public class ShortExample {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		short s1 = 21;
		short s2 = 566;
		System.out.println("Value of short s1 is: " + s1);
		System.out.println("Value of short s1 is: " + s2);



Value of short s1 is: 21
Value of short s1 is: 566

This was an example of how to use a short 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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