Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java IO

Stéphanie Abdel Malek
Stéphanie Abdel Malek
440 Points

Help! I can't find the error in my code...

I can't see what's wrong with this code...
// I have imported for you.  It is a variable called console.
//public class Introductions {

public static void main(String[] args) {
Console console = System.console();
String firstName = console.readLine("What is your name?  ");
console.printf("Hello my name is %s\n", firstName);
  console.printf("%s is learning how to write in Java\n",firstName);

2 Answers

Steve Hunter
Steve Hunter
Treehouse Moderator 53,251 Points

Hi Stephanie,

The problem here is that you've done too much!

You don't need the main method or the Console object, the challenge provides that for you. The first task says Declare a variable that is named the camel-cased version of "first name". Store the user's first name into this new variable using console.readLine. For which you just the line of code you have already written:

String firstName = console.readLine("What is your name?  ");

Next, you do the same to store the user's last name. You then have a couple of tasks to output those variables. But there's no need to create all the code a working app would have; just follow the instructions line-by-line and you'll be fine.


Hi Stephanie,

You left off the closing parenthesis on the last statement. :-)

Dee Dee