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

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

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

Name.java
// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
String firstName = "Juan";
console.printf(%s, firstName);

2 Answers

Ruud Claassen
Ruud Claassen
9,359 Points

You basically want to print a formatted string to the screen using the printf method. So make sure that you enter a String as the first parameter to this method (add quotes to both sides of the %s):

String firstName = "Juan";
console.printf("%s", firstName);

Hi.. How do I know when to capitalize a word and when not to?

S tring first N ame

Ruud Claassen
Ruud Claassen
9,359 Points

This is specified in the Java Naming Conventions (it's a recommendation/ best practice) One of multiple sources to read more about this: http://www.javatpoint.com/java-naming-conventions

In short:

  • String is capitalized since it is a Class
  • firstName is a variable name, should start with a lowercase letter, followed by CamelCase notation (every next word in the name starts with an uppercase letter)