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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Strings and Variables

Error when i compile and run my class.

Here is the code ;

import java.io.Console;

public class Introductions {

public static void main(String[] args) {
    Console console = System.console();
    // Welcome to the Introductions program!  Your code goes below here
   String firstName = Mary;
  console.prinf("Hello, my name is %s\n", firstName);
  console.printf("%s is learning how to code\n", firstName);



When i compile, i get this; ........ Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m
Introductions.java:8: error: cannot find symbol
String firstName = Mary;
symbol: variable Mary
location: class Introductions
Introductions.java:9: error: cannot find symbol
console.prinf("Hello, my name is %s\n", firstName);
symbol: method prinf(String,String)
location: variable console of type Console
2 errors

2 Answers

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,858 Points

Hey Mary,

It looks like you're missing the Quotation marks around your string. Without them, the compiler is looking for a variable reference named Mary.

So, Mary ==> needs to be "Mary".

Keep Coding! :) :dizzy:

Edit (Added): Sorry, it also looks like you have a typo in your first console.print line... you're missing the 't' in 'print'.

oh..thanks for that Jason