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Adam Łakomy
Adam Łakomy
10,718 Points

Challenge 4 of 4 - error without explaination


I'am nearly at the end of Java objects course - I only need to solve last challenge but I get error and compiler didn't show my anything except Bummer! Try again!

Here is my code:


public class ForumPost {
  private User mAuthor;
  private String mTitle;
  private String mDescription;

  public ForumPost(User author, String title, String description) {


  public String getDescription() {

  public User getAuthor() {
    return mAuthor;

  public String getTitle() {
    return mTitle;

  // TODO: We need to expose the description


public class User {
  private String mFirstName;
  private String mLastName;

  public User(String firstName, String lastName) {
    // TODO:  Set the private fields here
    mFirstName = firstName;
    mLastName = lastName;

  public String getFirstName() {
  public String getLastName() {



public class Forum {
  private String mTopic;

  public Forum(String topic) {
   mTopic = topic; 

  public String getTopic() {
      return mTopic;

  public void addPost(ForumPost post) {
      /* When all is ready uncomment this... */
      System.out.printf("New post from %s %s about %s.\n",



public class Example {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    System.out.println("Starting forum example...");
    if (args.length < 2) {
       System.out.println("first and last name are required. eg:  java Example Craig Dennis");
     Forum forum = new Forum("Java");
    // Take the first two elements passed args
     User author = new User(args[0],args[1]);
    // Add the author, title and description
     ForumPost post = new ForumPost(author,"Bla","Bla");

2 Answers

Hi Adam,

you forgot something in the constructor of ForumPost.java. After you fixed that you should be good to go ;)

Adam Łakomy
Adam Łakomy
10,718 Points

Yeah, that help me figure out what I forget :) THanks

you are welcome.

Noah Schill
Noah Schill
10,020 Points

I'm sorry I must be missing something, what is missing? I tried putting: author = getAuthor(); title = getTitle(); description = getDescription(); in the constructor., but I still get the error. :(

Noah, you should use the arguments of the constructor as the values for the variables instead of the getter methods. Do you see it?

No problem!