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Java Local Development Environments Advanced Tooling Finishing TreeStory

Thomas Weldon
Thomas Weldon
2,718 Points

Fails in Treehouse but runs in IntelliJ

The issue seems to be with the IOException requirement of the BufferedReader. Compiles and runs in IntelliJ but not in the treehouse console.

package com.teamtreehouse;

        import java.io.BufferedReader;
        import java.io.IOException;
        import java.io.InputStreamReader;
        import java.util.Arrays;
        import java.util.List;

public class Main {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
        // write your code here
        Prompter prompter = new Prompter();
        BufferedReader storyReader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));
        System.out.println("Please provide a short story with a few words marked with __ around the word type ... like __noun__:");
        String story = storyReader.readLine();

//        String story = "Thanks __name__ for helping me out.  You are really a __adjective__ __noun__ and I owe you a __noun__.";
        Template tmpl = new Template(story);
//        List<String> fakeResults = Arrays.asList("friend", "talented", "java programmer", "high five");
        String results = tmpl.render(fakeResults);
        System.out.printf("Your TreeStory:%n%n%s", results);

package com.teamtreehouse;

import java.io.*;
import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.Path;
import java.nio.file.Paths;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.HashSet;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Set;

public class Prompter {
    private BufferedReader mReader;
    private Set<String> mCensoredWords;

    public Prompter() {
        mReader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));

    private void loadCensoredWords() {
        mCensoredWords = new HashSet<String>();
        Path file = Paths.get("resources", "censored_words.txt");
        List<String> words = null;
        try {
            words = Files.readAllLines(file);
        } catch (IOException e) {
            System.out.println("Couldn't load censored words");

    public void run(Template tmpl) {
        List<String> results = null;
        try {
            results = promptForWords(tmpl);
        } catch (IOException e) {
            System.out.println("There was a problem prompting for words");
        String templateResults = tmpl.render(results);
        System.out.printf("Your TreeStory:%n%n%s", templateResults);

     * Prompts user for each of the blanks
     * @param tmpl The compiled template
     * @return
     * @throws IOException
    public List<String> promptForWords(Template tmpl) throws IOException {
        List<String> words = new ArrayList<String>();
        for (String phrase : tmpl.getPlaceHolders()) {
            String word = promptForWord(phrase);
        return words;

     * Prompts the user for the answer to the fill in the blank.  Value is guaranteed to be not in the censored words list.
     * @param phrase The word that the user should be prompted.  eg: adjective, proper noun, name
     * @return What the user responded
    public String promptForWord(String phrase) throws IOException{
        System.out.print("Please provide a " + phrase + ": ");
        String userPhrase = mReader.readLine();
        String vPhrase = null;
        } else {
            vPhrase = userPhrase;
        return vPhrase;
#  This is essentially what I am testing 
1.  The user is prompted for a new string template (the one with the double underscores in it).

  a. The prompter class has a new method that prompts for the story template, and that method is called.

2.  The user is then prompted for each word that has been double underscored.

   a. The answer is checked to see if it is contained in the censored words.
      User is continually prompted until they enter a valid word

3.  The user is presented with the completed story