FAQ: Learn Java: Arrays - Importing Arrays

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// import the Arrays package here:
import java.util.Arrays;
// start of Newsfeed class
public class Newsfeed {
  public Newsfeed(){
  public String[] getTopics(){
    String[] topics = {"Opinion", "Tech", "Science", "Health"};
    return topics;

  public static void main(String[] args){
    Newsfeed sampleFeed = new Newsfeed();
    String[] topics = sampleFeed.getTopics();

My solution for step 3/8 “Importing Arrays”

Misleading title: the array (topics) is not imported; it’s defined (and assigned values) in the code.

It’s the Arrays package , a library of methods (for working with arrays) that is imported.

Since the name of the package is Arrays, I don’t think that Importing Arrays is misleading, but you are as entitled to your opinion as I am to mine. Happy coding!

it’s your site so of course you can do as you choose.

Based on the ‘I’d-rather-be-right-than-helpful’ response I’ll be doing my paid-for work at Udemy.
Happy teaching!

I don’t work here. Forum moderators are volunteers. We have nothing to do with the curriculum on the main site. We just enjoy helping others by answering questions as best we can here on the forums. I wasn’t trying to pick a fight, just offering my opinion.

Hi! I just finished the Arrays topic in Java and I noticed that the line import java.util.Arrays was used many times. I would like to learn more about the structure of import, like how can I import another classes and methods, how many classes are there for me to import, or do I have to learn all of these built-in classes in the future. I have searched on the internet but the answer seemed a little bit complex. Thanks <3