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Java Java Data Structures Getting There Class Review

sandro mirijanashvili
sandro mirijanashvili
2,686 Points

Very disappointed that i am asked to make mAuthor. i wanted to make it without m and then use this.author!

i Could do it without m and it would be correct!!!

package com.example;

import java.util.Date;

public class BlogPost {

private String authro;
private String title;
private String body;
private String category;
private Date creationDate;


1 Answer


You could use mAuthor, author, auth, writer, .... whathever you want .... they will all work

the instructor is teaching a convention of adding m (stand for member) for mebe variables.

some folks follow this convention, some don't... even the instructor, is some later courses does not use this convention.

some folks like the m because when they see something like mAuther ... they know it is a member of the class variable and most likely have a getter and a setter ... I tend to like it, even though I don't do that often.