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Java Java Data Structures Organizing Data Splitting Strings

Carlos Salcedo
Carlos Salcedo
1,788 Points

really stuck becuase i know what to do but i dont know where my mistake is?

it says there is an error con the ´s´when i complie

package com.example;

import java.util.Date;

public class BlogPost {
  private String mAuthor;
  private String mTitle;
  private String mBody;
  private String mCategory;
  private Date mCreationDate;

  public BlogPost(String author, String title, String body, String category, Date creationDate) {
    mAuthor = author;
    mTitle = title;
    mBody = body;
    mCategory = category;
    mCreationDate = creationDate;

  public String getAuthor() {
    return mAuthor;

  public String getTitle() {
    return mTitle;

  public String getBody() {
    return mBody;

  public String getCategory() {
    return mCategory;

  public Date getCreationDate() {
    return mCreationDate;

  public String[] getWords(){
    return mBody.split("[\s+]");  

1 Answer

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,858 Points

Hey Carlos,

You're one the right track, but there are a couple of things.

  1. You aren't escaping the backslash in the regular expression. You want the backslash, so it needs to be escaped so the compiler knows to use it (essentially just add another one to escape the first one (//).
  2. Challenges are often not exactly as what you learned in the video. Videos offer the basic explanations, and the challenges usually want you to take that and apply it to a different set circumstances. In the Video, you learned how to negate a regular expression, but the challenge does not ask for this. In the challenge, you actually are wanting to split on whitespace, not the opposite. So, you cannot have the square brackets (or the carat, which isn't there anyways) in the regular expression.

With all that in mind, your code is mostly correct in syntax, it is just not what that challenge is asking for.

Give it another go after fixing up those two small errors (add the escape character and deleted the brackets), and you should be good to go.

Keep Coding! :) :dizzy:

Carlos Salcedo
Carlos Salcedo
1,788 Points

yourt totaly right, thanks alot i finally got threw, i wasnt reading that it was asking for a space.