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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Strings, Variables, and Formatting


Now replace <YOUR NAME> in the console.printf expression with the firstName variable using the string formatter.

// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console

   String firstName = "mircea".toUpperCase();
System.out.println(firstName + " can code in Java.");

2 Answers

John Lack-Wilson
John Lack-Wilson
8,181 Points

Hi Mircea, it is asking you to keep using console.printf, but instead use the string formatter. So the statement needs to be:

console.printf("%s can code in Java!", firstName);

Thanks, John! Can you please also tell me why this is so important?

John Lack-Wilson
John Lack-Wilson
8,181 Points

Apologies in advance if I’ve misunderstood your comment here, but it’s not really important in the grand scheme of things. In terms of the tests that Treehouse runs it is important, because the automated tests that are ran expect a specific output and if your code doesn’t provide that output then it will not pass the challenge, even if semantically it is the same/similar. I hope that answered your question.