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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Receiving Input

IDE difference?

Why is it that on an IDE, calling 'console' is not acceptable?

2 Answers

Zhaopeng Wang
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Zhaopeng Wang
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Graduate 32,210 Points

If you are working with Java in IDE, most of the time, you would use System.out.printf:

  • In the video, the lecture import Java.io.Console, and you might not need that if you are using IDE such as IntelliJ

  • Check the following Treehouse answer,


Martin Gallauner
Martin Gallauner
10,808 Points

Like Zhaopeng said, you can use System.out.print()

On the job you are going to use the debugger instead of any console output. Which IDE are you using?

I am using IntelliJ