Computer Basics: Binary Bytes


Binary does more than express numbers - through bytes, it can symbolize all alphanumeric symbols, which can then be interpreted into more complex code.

Let's talk about the most basic level that a computer can understand other languages like JavaScript.

The most basic thing is a bit, up or down, 1 or 0.

After that there's a byte, 8 bits.

All numbers (255 and less), letters, and symbols can be translated into bytes that the computer can understand.

So, all of the numbers, letters, and symbols in your JavaScript can be translated.

There are a lot of languages that computers can work with, and what I want you to get away from this video is that all data in your computer boils down to binary bytes.