Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

proving a statement is equal to another with a boolean

I don't know what is wrong with my code. It says that I have a compiler error and I don't remember what to do.

// I have imported a java.io.Console for you, it is named console. 
String firstExample = "hello";
String secondExample = "hello";
String thirdExample = "HELLO";
if (firstExample = secondExample) {
  console.printf("first is equal to second");

1 Answer

When you have just a single '=' it tries to set one thing equal to another; when checking for equality you need to use either double equals '==' or .equals(). In this case you should be using the .equals() method:

// do something
Craig Dennis
Craig Dennis
Treehouse Teacher

Nice job Jeremy! Missing a trailing parenthesis there at the end...to close the one you opened with the if statement.

Oops, I did forget that. Thank you.