Today we wanted to point your attention to a new tutorial - Introduction to Data Types in the Arduino. To borrow a paragraph straight from the tutorial: The Arduino environment is really just C++, with library support and built-in assumptions about the target environment to simplify the coding process. C++ defines a number of different data types; in this tutorial, we talk only about those used in Arduino-land with an emphasis on traps awaiting the unwary Arduino programmer.
Basically, Arduino programmers might deal with any of the following types of data: boolean, byte, char, unsigned char, word, unsigned int, int, unsigned long, long, float. This tutorial will help you understand how to manipulate these types of data.
So check out the full tutorial! We hope it helps you understand better the types of data you might encounter working with Arduino and how to handle them. Enjoy!