Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

error message

I keep receiving this error message in the period between console and readLine:

JavaTester.java:78: error: cannot find symbol firstExample = console.readLine ("hello"); ^ symbol: method readLine(String) location: variable console of type MockConsole 1 error

// I have imported a java.io.Console for you, it is named console. 
String firstExample = "hello";
String secondExample = "hello";
String thirdExample = "HELLO";
firstExample = console.readLine ("hello");
if (secondExample.equals ("hello")) {
  console.printf ("first is equal to second");

2 Answers

William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,867 Points

Take out this line

firstExample = console.readLine ("hello");

You really don't need it, take it out and your code will pass.

Craig Dennis
Craig Dennis
Treehouse Teacher

There is a space between readLine and (. You should not have that there ;)