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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Remaining Characters

michael lee
michael lee
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What am I missing?

I don't understand what am I missing here?

public class Tweet {
  private String text;
  static final int MAX_CHARS;

  public Tweet(String text) {
    this.text = text;

  public String getText() {
    return text;

  public void setText(String text) {
    this.text = text;

1 Answer

hi, for the first challnage u need to declare MAX_CHARS and assign him to 140. and in the second challnage u need to create a method that gets the remaining chars available based on the text variable. the working code is this :

public static final int MAX_CHARS = 140

u need to set it to public because u want to get access to this variable outside of the class and set it to final, final prevent u to change the variable and lastly u need to set the value to 140.