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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Introduction to Your Tools

Oscar Coello
Oscar Coello
2,181 Points

Practicing Introductions.java in IntelliJ IDEA and got Exception error

Here's my code:

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
    console.printf("Hello, my name is Oscar.");


Here's my error:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException at Introductions.main(Introductions.java:8)

When I commented out the code within the public class Introductions scope, it ran just fine. But I cannot figure out how to fix it.

1 Answer

This may offer an explanation. See the Stack Overflow link in Alexander Nikiforov's answer for the reason you see NullPointerException.

Oscar Coello
Oscar Coello
2,181 Points

It sure does! Thank you!