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Java Java Objects (Retired) Delivering the MVP Wrapping up

Help with constructor

What am I doing wrong?

ForumPost.java
public class ForumPost {
  private User mAuthor;
  private String mTitle;
  private String mDescription;

  public User getAuthor() {
    return mAuthor;
  }

  public String getTitle() {
    return mTitle;
  }

  // TODO: We need to expose the description
}
User.java
public class User {

  public User(String firstName, String lastName) {
    // TODO:  Set the private fields here
  }
}
Forum.java
public class Forum {
  private String mTopic;

  public String getTopic() {
      return mTopic;
  }
  public Topic(String topic){
   mTopic = topic; 
  }
  public void addPost(ForumPost post) {
      /* When all is ready uncomment this...
      System.out.printf("New post from %s %s about %s.\n",
                         post.getAuthor().getFirstName(),
                         post.getAuthor().getLastName(),
                         post.getTitle());
      */
  }
}
Example.java
public class Example {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    System.out.println("Starting forum example...");
    if (args.length < 2) {
       System.out.println("first and last name are required. eg:  java Example Craig Dennis");
    }
    // Forum forum = new Forum("Java");
    // Take the first two elements passed args
    // User author = new User();
    // Add the author, title and description
    // ForumPost post = new ForumPost();
    // forum.addPost(post);
  }
}

1 Answer

Daniel Santos
Daniel Santos
34,969 Points

Hello Paul,

I noticed that you are trying to create a constructor in the Forum class, but remember that the name of the constructor is the class name. Also, remember that mTopic is a member of the class, a String, so you don't construct it.

For example:

public class Car {
    // Default Constructor 
     public Car() {
     }

}

Let me know if it helps, if not I can keep helping you. :)

Thank you Daniel!