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Let me start by saying I did try to Google this but my interpretation is either not correct or I'm way off base, either way I need some guidance.
At the beginning of one of my classes, I instantiate some List objects. For example ...
private List<> byName = null;
... then later, I reference this again in a method like this:
byName = new ArrayList<>(rs.getString("firstName"), rs.getString("Last Name"));
This is where I get the error. I've tried making the list of <String>, but that didn't make a difference.
A little help, anyone?