A simple question from a Java newbie

Hi there,

I have just started learning to write Java and I'm stumped already!

I have to write a short program that asks the user to type their name in full.  The assumption is that their full name comprises of 3 names.  The first initial of each name should then be displayed.

eg, 'Please enter your full name' ~: Flo The Minx

 The tutorial that I am working from tells me to use the string methods to work out where the first and last spaces are.

Here is what I have so far... (I know it's wrong because the answer it displays is '123')

Also, I brief explanation of the answer would be appreciated as I am trying to learn and I won't learn without knowing how it works, thanks

//Print initials
import java.util.*;
public class Initials
  public static void main (String[]args)
    //create Scanner to read from keyboard
   Scanner myKeyboard = new Scanner(System.in);
   //ask for name
   System.out.print("Please enter your full name~: ");
   String name = myKeyboard.nextLine();
   System.out.print((name.charAt(0)) + (name.indexOf(' ') + 1));

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contactkarthiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
the print statement should be

 System.out.println((name.charAt(0)) +" " + name.charAt(name.indexOf(' ') + 1) + " " + name.charAt(name.lastIndexOf(' ') + 1));
flo_the_lil_minxAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that, I'm glad to see I wasn't that far off (ish)
flo_the_lil_minxAuthor Commented:
So I guess what the code is saying in simplistic terms..

print out the first character of the String name then

name.charAt(name.indexOf(' ') + 1)
print out the character that is one more than the first space

and finally print out the character that is one more than the last space?
this print statement ssumes that there are 2 blank spaces..

as you sait chatAt(0) prints the first character

name.charAt(name.indexOf(' ') + 1) will print the character next to the first space

name.lastIndexOf(' ') + 1) will print the character after the last space..

flo_the_lil_minxAuthor Commented:
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