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Java Local Development Environments Advanced Tooling Finishing TreeStory

Daniel Paradiso
Daniel Paradiso
Courses Plus Student 3,915 Points

TODO files

There are no TODOs in this, but I cannot get past a error saying that the TODOs are still in the files. The program runs perfectly and should pass the challenge. Please help.

// After you've completed the TODOs locally paste Main.java here
package com.teamtreehouse;

public class Main {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        Prompter prompter = new Prompter();
        String story = "Thanks __name__ for helping me out.  You are really a __adjective__ __noun__ and I owe you a __noun__.";
        Template tmpl = new Template(story);
// After you've completed the TODOs locally paste Prompter.java here
package com.teamtreehouse;

import java.io.*;
import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.Path;
import java.nio.file.Paths;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.HashSet;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Set;

public class Prompter {
    private BufferedReader mReader;
    private Set<String> mCensoredWords;

    public Prompter() {
        mReader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));

    private void loadCensoredWords() {
        mCensoredWords = new HashSet<String>();
        Path file = Paths.get("resources", "censored_words.txt");
        List<String> words = null;
        try {
            words = Files.readAllLines(file);
        } catch (IOException e) {
            System.out.println("Couldn't load censored words");

    public void run(Template tmpl) {
        List<String> results = null;
        try {
            results = promptForWords(tmpl);
        } catch (IOException e) {
            System.out.println("There was a problem prompting for words");
        String newStory = tmpl.render(results);
        System.out.printf("Your TreeStory:%n%n%s", newStory);

    public List<String> promptForWords(Template tmpl) throws IOException {
        List<String> words = new ArrayList<String>();
        for (String phrase : tmpl.getPlaceHolders()) {
            String word = promptForWord(phrase);
        return words;

    public String promptForWord(String phrase) throws IOException{

        String newWord = "";
        boolean censored = false;
        while (!censored) {
            censored = true;
            System.out.printf("Choose a word for %s: ", phrase);
            newWord = mReader.readLine().trim();
            for (String word : mCensoredWords) {
                if (word.contentEquals(newWord)) {
                    censored = false;
                    System.out.println("Not an acceptable word. Please try again");
        return newWord;
#  This is essentially what I am testing 
1.  The user is prompted for a new string template (the one with the double underscores in it).

  a. The prompter class has a new method that prompts for the story template, and that method is called.

2.  The user is then prompted for each word that has been double underscored.

   a. The answer is checked to see if it is contained in the censored words.
      User is continually prompted until they enter a valid word

3.  The user is presented with the completed story

3 Answers

Remove the comment lines at the very top of 'Main.java' and 'prompter.java'

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,694 Points

I think, It doesn't like the comments at the beginning.