1. Introduction to strings
One of the basic data types in programming is the 'string'.
A string variable stores text rather than a number. The string is made up of a set of characters that can also include spaces, symbols and numbers.
Examples of strings
"a" "this is a string" "0145955" "this is a string with numbers 1223" "*$&££^"((*££&&*$$$"
Most programming languages have a number of handy functions to manipulate strings. These will be discussed in this section.