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

john nash
john nash
268 Points

whats the error

JavaTester.java:73: error: ';' expected String firstName("Gillani"); ^ 1 error

Name.java
// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
String firstName("Gillani");

console.printf("firstName");

1 Answer

Alex Bratkovskij
Alex Bratkovskij
5,329 Points

the way u want to declare a variable and assign value to it is :

String  firstName = "someName"; // we declare variable of type String and initiate it with a string "what ever you put in here is a string "

what you do is trying to pass "Gillani" as argument for declared variable of type string.

then next piece of code should look like

console.printf(firstName) // you pass variable not a string ;) and cuz your variable is a string it will be printed

Hope that answered your question, in addition, re-watch previous video. Good luck and have fun

-Alex