This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
One can only use reference types as the Type argument while using generics. You can make your own generic classes but cannot use primitives as Type arguments. You can use their wrappers as Type arguments and put the primitives directly into the ArrayList with the help of autoboxing.