A buffer is a fixed-length data container.
Buffer classes that hold primitive values are as follows:
ByteBuffer ShortBuffer CharBuffer IntBuffer LongBuffer FloatBuffer DoubleBuffer An object of an XxxBuffer class is used to hold data of the Xxx primitive data type.
Each buffer has four properties
The capacity of a buffer is fixed when the buffer is created.
It is like the length of an array.
A buffer is not necessarily backed by an array.
You can check if a buffer is backed by an array by calling its hasArray() method.
You can get access to the backing array of a buffer by using the array() method.
Any changes made to that array will be reflected in the buffer.
capacity() method that returns its capacity.