This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm really not sure what is wrong here. At first I thought the compiler did not like that I'm not handling a HashMap exception, but I'm not calling any HashMap constructors or methods that throw exceptions.