What are JavaScript data types and data structures?

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One of the most fundamental characteristics of a programming language is the set of data types it supports. These are the type of values that can be represented and manipulated in a programming language.

JavaScript is a dynamic language and has some built-in data structures. Datatypes hold different values. There are two types of datatypes in JavaScript: Primitive and Non-Primitive. Primitive defines immutable values and was introduced recently by ECMAScript standard.

JavaScript allows you to work with three primitive data types,

  • Numbers, eg. 123, 120.50 etc.
  • Strings of text e.g. "This text string" etc.
  • Boolean e.g. true or false.

JavaScript also defines two trivial data types, null and undefined, each of which defines only a single value. In addition to these primitive data types, JavaScript supports a composite data type known as the object.
After datatypes, let us discuss about Objects


In JavaScript, objects are considered as a collection of properties. Identify properties using key values. It has two types:

Data Property

It associates a key with a value.

Accessor Property
It associates a key with accessor functions. This is to store a value.

Published on 06-Feb-2018 00:37:58