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 will write "Hello World!" on the computer monitor. Here is the program you have created:

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

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.


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