Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

Matthew Polland
Matthew Polland
9,652 Points

Perfecting the Prototype equalsIgnoringCase

I can't figure out what's wrong with this code, it seems like it should work

// I have imported a java.io.Console for you, it is named console. 
String firstExample = "hello";
String secondExample = "hello";
String thirdExample = "HELLO";
if (firstExample.equalsIgnoreCase(thirdExample)) { 
   console.printf("first and third are the same ignoring case"); 

1 Answer


It appears you removed your code from Task 1. Tasks are setup so that you add onto the existing code for each task. My recommendation would be to restart the challenge, complete Task 1 and then add your new code in addition to the code to Task 1.