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Thread: Code will not count number of links

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    Default Code will not count number of links

     //link count
               int linkCount = 0;
               for (int i = 4; i <tweetlength - 2; i++){
                 if (tweet.substring(i-4,i) == "http" && tweet.charAt(i) == ':'  && tweet.charAt(i + 1) == '/' && tweet.charAt(i+2) == '/'){
               System.out.println("Number of Links: " + linkCount);
    The rest of my code works fine but this part does not. It will not return a count. Please help.

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    Default Re: Code will not count number of links

    Strings are not compared for equality - having the same characters - using the equality operator, '=='. Use the equals() method instead, as in:

    if ( thisString.equals( thatString ) )

    Also, consider simplifying your if statement. An if statement containing many conditions is difficult to troubleshoot.

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