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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Receiving Input

My program (although identical to Craig's, I think) is not working the way it should.

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 = console.readline("What is your name?  ");
        console.printf("Hello, my name is %s.\n", firstName);
        console.printf("%s is learning Java.\n", firstName);

I don't understand why my program is not running. This is the error I am getting and I am not getting a request for input from me (the user). Weird....

Console terminal:

treehouse:~/workspace$ javac Introductions.java                                                                
Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m                                                                          
Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m                                                                              
Introductions.java:8: error: incompatible types: String cannot be converted to boolean                         
        String firstName = console.readline("What is your name?  ");                                           
Note: Some messages have been simplified; recompile with -Xdiags:verbose to get full output                    
1 error                                                                                                        
treehouse:~/workspace$ java Introductions                                                                      
Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m                                                                          
Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m                                                                              
Hello, my name is Angie.                                                                                       
Angie is learning Java.                                                                                        

1 Answer


console.readLine has a capital "L". Holy case sensitivity!