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

defining a string variable

why am I getting an error on my code for defining a string variable

// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
String firstName = "Luis";
cosole.printf("Hello, my name is %s", firstName); 

2 Answers

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,858 Points

Hi Luis,

You're on the right track, but there are just a couple of things:

  1. You have a spelling error. "Console" is misspelled (missing an "n").
  2. The second task specifically asks for the String to be "<YOUR NAME> can code in Java!", but you have ""Hello, my name is ... ", which is not what the instructions asked for, and this will cause a Bummer.

Challenge instructions are very specific and need to be followed exactly. Even correct code will fail if the instructions are not followed.

Once you fix up those two small things, the rest looks great!! :)

Keep Coding! :dizzy:

Thank you for your help Jason.