The issue's resolution was fairly simple. I've been programming in Beans, as I've mentioned, and that was my learning environment, so I pretty much completely skipped stand-alone Java apps. When main(STRING args)
is your entry point it must be declared static
That means that it can only play with static
variables and methods; that held me back for a few minutes, too, because I got the purpose of static
confused with the purpose of final
. Everything is working now, though.
There were way too many different causes for this error on the google hits that I found. Hope some people can find this if they have the same newbie error I had here.