This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
The first takes a byte and creates a String with its contents. The second creates a new empty String, then retrieves its bytes in a specific encoding, then throws away this empty String. The byte should be empty.