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

Rafael Almendral
Rafael Almendral
926 Points

string format

hello

Name.java
// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
firstName = "Rafael";
console.printf("%s can code in Java!\firstName");

2 Answers

Hi Rafael,

At about 4:21 in the video Strings and Variables, Craig explains how to use the printf function. Try watching it again and see if it helps to understand why your code isn't working.

Cheers

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

should be:

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

hope it helps, ISAIAH S