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

chase singhofen
chase singhofen
3,811 Points

what is a string formatter. video never went over this. thx

Now replace <YOUR NAME> in the console.printf expression with the firstName variable using the string formatter.

what is a string formatter? videos never covered this thx

// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
String  firstName = "chase";

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! At 5:00 of the video just prior to this challenge, Craig Dennis begins talking about what he calls a "format specifier". This is what they mean by string formatters. The %s which is used is a "format specifier" which indicates that the value of a String typed variable will later be placed where the %s is used. I highly recommend reviewing the video from 5:00 to about 6:13 where you are congratulated for your understanding of string formatters. The example given in this part of the video is extremely similar to what is needed in the code challenge.

Hope this helps! :sparkles: