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Java Local Development Environments Advanced Tooling Refactoring

Why does it not work?

private Queue<Song> mSongRequestQueue;

I do not see where it goes wrong?

package com.teamtreehouse;

import com.teamtreehouse.model.Song;
import com.teamtreehouse.model.SongBook;
import com.teamtreehouse.model.SongRequest;

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.util.*;

public class KaraokeMachine {
    private SongBook mSongBook;
    private BufferedReader mReader;
    private Queue<SongRequests> mSongRequestQueue;

    private Map<String, String> mMenu;

    public KaraokeMachine(SongBook songBook) {
        mSongBook = songBook;
        mReader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));
        mSongRequestQueue = new ArrayDeque<Song>();
        mMenu = new HashMap<String, String>();
        mMenu.put("add", "Add a new song to the song book");
        mMenu.put("play", "Play next song in the queue");
        mMenu.put("choose", "Choose a song to sing!");
        mMenu.put("quit", "Give up.  Exit the program");

   private String promptAction() throws IOException {
        System.out.printf("There are %d songs available and %d in the queue.  Your options are: %n",
        for (Map.Entry<String, String> option : mMenu.entrySet()) {
            System.out.printf("%s - %s %n",
        System.out.print("What do you want to do:  ");
        String choice = mReader.readLine();
        return choice.trim().toLowerCase();

    public void run() {
        String choice = "";
        do {
            try {
                choice = promptAction();
                switch (choice) {
                    case "add":
                        Song song = promptNewSong();
                        System.out.printf("%s added!  %n%n", song);
                    case "choose":
                        String artist = promptArtist();
                        Song artistSong = promptSongForArtist(artist);
                        System.out.printf("You chose:  %s %n", artistSong);
                    case "play":
                    case "quit":
                        System.out.println("Thanks for playing!");
                        System.out.printf("Unknown choice:  '%s'. Try again.  %n%n%n",
            } catch (IOException ioe) {
                System.out.println("Problem with input");
        } while (!choice.equals("quit"));

    private Song promptNewSong() throws IOException {
        System.out.print("Enter the artist's name:  ");
        String artist = mReader.readLine();
        System.out.print("Enter the title:  ");
        String title = mReader.readLine();
        System.out.print("Enter the video URL:  ");
        String videoUrl = mReader.readLine();
        return new Song(artist, title, videoUrl);

    private String promptArtist() throws IOException {
        System.out.println("Available artists:");
        List<String> artists = new ArrayList<>(mSongBook.getArtists());
        int index = promptForIndex(artists);
        return artists.get(index);

    private Song promptSongForArtist(String artist) throws IOException {
        List<Song> songs = mSongBook.getSongsForArtist(artist);
        List<String> songTitles = new ArrayList<>();
        for (Song song : songs) {
        System.out.printf("Available songs for %s: %n", artist);
        int index = promptForIndex(songTitles);
        return songs.get(index);

    private int promptForIndex(List<String> options) throws IOException {
        int counter = 1;
        for (String option : options) {
            System.out.printf("%d.)  %s %n", counter, option);
        System.out.print("Your choice:   ");
        String optionAsString = mReader.readLine();
        int choice = Integer.parseInt(optionAsString.trim());
        return choice - 1;

    public void playNext() {
        Song song = mSongRequestQueue.poll();
        if (song == null) {
            System.out.println("Sorry there are no songs in the queue." +
                    "  Use choose from the menu to add some");
        } else {
            System.out.printf("%n%n%n Open %s to hear %s by %s %n%n%n",


1 Answer

You are trying to assign Queue<SongRequests> mSongRequestQueue to mSongRequestQueue = new ArrayDeque<Song>(); leading to a type mismatch. (Notice the 's' on SongRequest as well).

It also looks you don't have the proper refactoring on the playNext function and the choose option in your switch statement.