What is autoboxing?
Autoboxing is a term used for newer coding conventions, mainly in Java, that can help compare the primitive types and wrapper classes of different types of variables. Autoboxing essentially enables the value of a primitive type to be referenced by type conversion and passed on to a more complex reference.
A prime example of how autoboxing works is the use of the integer in code. The primitive type reference 'int' is in contrast to the object-based reference 'Integer'. In older versions of Java, it was not possible to get a new value by referencing primitive types in certain ways, such as: B. calculating the sum of two of these variables. Autoboxing enables this type of value identification by taking values from the primitive types, which are then 'autoboxed' in a wrapper class. 'Unboxing' refers to the reverse process.
Autoboxing is available on newer Java versions and can save time and effort by having the conversion process done automatically. Programmers can use it in a number of ways, with integers, floating point numbers, and other simple data types.