Small Java Programs

This chapter discusses naming and coding conventions as well as reserved words in Java. When you go through this chapter, you'll get some hands-on experience with writing in Java.

11. Bugs




public class Hello
  public static void main ( String[] args )
    System.out.println("Hello Earwig!");

Just because a program compiles and runs does not mean that it is correct. For example, say that your assignment is to create a program that writes "Hello World!" on the computer monitor. But you write the above program.

When a program compiles without any syntax errors, but does not perform as expected when it runs, the program is said to have a bug.

An Earwig

Question 11:

  1. Will this program compile without syntax errors?
  2. Will this program run?
  3. Does the program meet the assignment?