The Essential Guide To JavaScript’s Newest Data Type: BigInt

The Essential Guide To JavaScript’s Newest Data Type: BigInt The Essential Guide To JavaScript’s Newest Data Type: BigInt Faraz Kelhini 2019-07-22T14:00:59+02:002019-07-23T11:06:23+00:00 The BigInt data type aims to enable JavaScript programmers to represent integer values larger than the range supported by the Number data type. The ability to represent integers with arbitrary precision is particularly important when performing mathematical operations on large integers. With BigInt, integer overflow will no longer be an issue. Additionally, you can safely work with high-resolution timestamps, large integer IDs, and more without having to use a workaround. BigInt is currently a stage 3 proposal. Once added to the specification, it will become the second numeric data type in JavaScript, which will bring the total number of supported data types to eight: Boolean Null Undefined Number BigInt String Symbol Object In this article, we will take a good look at BigInt and see how it can help Read the full article…