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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Strings, Variables, and Formatting

Compiler error

I am not sure what I am doing wrong here.

// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    Console console = System.console();
String firstName = "Chris";
  console.printf("Hello my name is %s\n, firstName"); }

1 Answer

Christopher Augg
Christopher Augg
21,223 Points

Hello Christopher,

The instructions never ask you to implement the main method. They just want you to follow each step explicitly as if you were writing within the main method:

Step 1: Define a string variable named firstName that stores your name. Set the value to your name.

     String firstName = "Chris";

Step 2: Call the printf method on the console object and make it write out " (YOUR-NAME) can code in Java!"

     console.printf("Chris can code in Java!");

Step 3: Now replace (YOUR-NAME) in the console.printf expression with the firstName variable using the string formatter.

     console.printf("%s can code in Java!", firstName);

I hope that helps,