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Runtime Exception in Java code

 
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I am making a chatbot for android for fun and I get this runtime exception. If anyone can help with this I appreciate it. The log cat message suggests an unassigned object variable somewhere but I don't know where it is.

The log cat message is

12-28 23:32:27.143: D/AndroidRuntime(337): Shutting down VM
12-28 23:32:27.143: W/dalvikvm(337): threadid=1: thread exiting with uncaught exception (group=0x40015560)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): FATAL EXCEPTION: main
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start activity ComponentInfo{com.wtaylorjr2001.practice/com.wtaylorjr2001.practice.PracticeActivity}: java.lang.NullPointerException
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:1647)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:1663)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at android.app.ActivityThread.access$1500(ActivityThread.java:117)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:931)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:99)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:123)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:3683)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:507)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:839)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:597)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at com.wtaylorjr2001.practice.PracticeActivity.onCreate(PracticeActivity.java:24)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1047)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:1611)
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): ... 11 more


Thread [<1> main] (Suspended (exception RuntimeException))
ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread$ActivityClientRecord, Intent) line: 1647
ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread$ActivityClientRecord, Intent) line: 1663
ActivityThread.access$1500(ActivityThread, ActivityThread$ActivityClientRecord, Intent) line: 117
ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(Message) line: 931
ActivityThread$H(Handler).dispatchMessage(Message) line: 99
Looper.loop() line: 123
ActivityThread.main(String[]) line: 3683
Method.invokeNative(Object, Object[], Class, Class[], Class, int, boolean) line: not available [native method]
Method.invoke(Object, Object...) line: 507
ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run() line: 839
ZygoteInit.main(String[]) line: 597
NativeStart.main(String[]) line: not available [native method]
 
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You are getting a null pointer exception:


12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
12-28 23:32:27.173: E/AndroidRuntime(337): at com.wtaylorjr2001.practice.PracticeActivity.onCreate(PracticeActivity.java:24)


Start digging there.
 
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