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Java Java Data Structures Organizing Data Splitting Strings

Bummer! Did you add a public method named getWords?

I keep getting the error "Bummer! Did you add a public method named getWords?", but getWords is there, what's wrong?

package com.example;

import java.util.Date;

public class BlogPost {
  private String mAuthor;
  private String mTitle;
  private String mBody;
  private String mCategory;
  private Date mCreationDate;

  public BlogPost(String author, String title, String body, String category, Date creationDate) {
    mAuthor = author;
    mTitle = title;
    mBody = body;
    mCategory = category;
    mCreationDate = creationDate;

  public String getAuthor() {
    return mAuthor;

  public String getTitle() {
    return mTitle;

  public String getBody() {
    return mBody;

  public String getCategory() {
    return mCategory;

  public Date getCreationDate() {
    return mCreationDate;
  public String[] getWords (String mBody) {
    String[] bodyWords = mBody.split("//s+");
    return bodyWords; 

1 Answer

28,558 Points

The challenge is expecting a getWord method that takes no arguments, you have created one that takes one argument. That is unnecessary because mBody is already defined as a field variable, it doesn't need to be passed in to the method for you to use it.

Also the task wants you to split with "\\s+" not "//s+"

So the method should look like this:

public String[] getWords() {
    String[] bodyWords = mBody.split("\\s+");
    return bodyWords; 

Thank you Andren, that solve my problem.