Java™ Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases. 11 reviews. by Neal Gafter, Joshua Bloch. Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional. Release Date: June. Java Puzzlers has ratings and 22 reviews. Paul said: If you program in Java, you _must_ read this book. It is a real eye-opener to the kind of traps. Java Puzzlers, a new book by Joshua Bloch, Google’s chief Java architect, and Neal Gafter, Google software engineer and Java technology evangelist, contains .

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Ferri rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Puzzlers with Character 4. My wife popped this book open after dinner.

Java™ Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases

Book is fun but will be mostly useless for experienced Java programmer. Solve these puzzles and you’ll never again fall prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors that can fool even the most experienced programmers.

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Jun 05, Owen Lindsell rated it liked it. It is a kind of book that you simply can’t stop reading. I have to say I was lost in some of those puzzles before in my real-world programming history We found at least four boundary conditions and were pretty sure about two of them. Return to Book Page. Great book for checking your Java skills puzzzlers certification, good way to make sure you really understand the concepts as well as the minutae blohc Java.


Java Puzzlers

Are you a code sleuth? Big mistake — we had planned to spend the night watching Firefly on DVD. Having said that, the book blochh reach a point where the puzzles and concepts hit upon by the puzzles are extremely obscure.

A Catalog of Traps and Pitfalls. Java is a complicated language and after reading puzlers book you’ll think so too. For a typical Java developer you’ll almost never run into most of the tidbits in this book. Lists with This Book. As the title suggests it is a puzzlers book. The book is only about pages, and it is full of intelligent humor, which is ironic and friendly at the same time, making it very easy to read.

A book that’ll make every Java developer go of “What?

Most of the puzzles nava the form of a short program whose behavior isn’t what it seems. Nov 09, Babji Prashanth rated it really liked it. I appreciate the way it is spiced with some optical illusions you’ll find a reference in the end. Unless you’ve written the bit fiddling parts of a JVM implementation, or are the kind of person who can remember minute details of the specification, you’ll most likely suffer.

A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of the book provides a concise taxonomy for future reference. Will make you answer well puzzlers the Trivial-pursuit questions on Java This lively book reveals oddities of the Java programming language through entertaining and thought-provoking programming puzzles.

I javs also read Joshua Bloch’s Effective Java and it’s a good companion book for this one; they’re book very good and worth the a read or two.


Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases – Joshua Bloch, Neal Gafter – Google Books

Book Description “Every programming language has its quirks. Then you can relate the puzzles at gatherings of geeks and look on with a smug grin as they twist in the wind. In the tradition of “Effective Java TM ,” Bloch and Gafter dive deep into the subtleties of the Java programming language and its core libraries. Do you like brainteasers? Apr 24, Stephen Mak puuzzlers it really liked it.

I can guarantee you have written at least one of these issues into your code. Pages with related products. More Library Puzzlers All in all — amazing book, one of the true gems.

Mildy interesting, but not the kind of thing you’d want to use bbloch interview questions. There’s a complete summary of all “lessons learned”, which fits in about 10 pages of very condensed programming wisdom — I would’ve bought this book for this chapter alone.

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Illustrated with visually stunning optical illusions, “Java TM Puzzlers” features 95 diabolical puzzles that educate and entertain.