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Java Java Data Structures Getting There Type Casting

Lucas Santos
Lucas Santos
19,315 Points

This lesson confused me

Can someone please help I am not understanding what the task is.

com/example/BlogPost.java
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;
    }
}
TypeCastChecker.java
import com.example.BlogPost;

public class TypeCastChecker {
  /***************
  I have provided 2 hints for this challenge.
  Change `false` to `true` in one line below, then click the "Check work" button to see the hint.
  NOTE: You must set all the hints to false to complete the exercise.
  ****************/
  public static boolean HINT_1_ENABLED = false;
  public static boolean HINT_2_ENABLED = true;

  public static String getTitleFromObject(Object obj) {
    // Fix this result variable to be the correct string.
    String result = "";
    return result;
  }
}

1 Answer

Jonathan Leon
Jonathan Leon
18,813 Points

First, you need to typecast the object as a string, check if it is indeed a string. if it is return it as the response.

Then you need to typecast the object as a blogpost, if it is indeed a blogpost, set the response value as the title of the blogpost and return.

Try it alone first and then you can refer to my question where I got some good help too about the same thing yesterday: https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/i-finished-this-code-challenge-but-im-not-sure-if-im-correct-with-my-thinking-can-anyone-take-a-look