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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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More Library Puzzlers Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Each chapter of the book features a collection of “puzz Full review also on my blog: Also, this book can make you more perceptive about details in code you usually don’t notice. Do not read this book if: Stay ahead with the world’s most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

A Catalog of Traps and Pitfalls. A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of the book provides a concise taxonomy for future reference. A very fun and insightful read for those who want to master Java. All-in-all there are 95 different puzzlers across the book, and they range from the fairly common “if you thought about it a bit you’d figure it out” to the extremely obscure “unless you were a Java language designer you’d never have any hope of figuring this out”.

Tudor Andrei rated it it was amazing Nov 26, This lively book reveals oddities of the Java programming language through entertaining and thought-provoking programming puzzles.

Java Puzzlers

Have you ever spent days chasing a bug caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its libraries? Then this is the book for you! For a typical Java developer you’ll almost never run into most of the tidbits in this book.

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Most of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior isn’t what it seems. Most of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior isn’t what it seems. Jan 27, Christian Brumm rated it it was ok Shelves: James rated it really liked it Mar 14, My library Help Advanced Book Search. It is a real eye-opener to the kind of traps in your code you wouldn’t even imagine could be there.

Feb 12, John rated it pkzzlers liked it. Other editions – View all Java puzzlers: Can you figure out what it does?

If you are a Java-Guru this might be fun to read. B Notes on the Illusions.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Joshua Bloch is a principal engineer at Google and a Jolt Award-winner.

The solutions go well beyond a simple explanation of the program’s behavior–they show you how to avoid the underlying traps and pitfalls for good. Apr 11, Angel S rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s a definite must read How well do you really know Java?

And QA never caught it. Neal Gafter is a software engineer and Java evangelist at Google. From an academic “curiosity” point of view the book is quite intriguing. Solve these puzzles and you’ll never again fall prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors that can fool even the most experienced programmers.

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

Are you jowhua code sleuth? Will make you answer well all the Trivial-pursuit questions on Java He was previously a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems and a senior systems designer at Transarc. Each “puzzler” is formulated where a puzzle typically in the form of a code snippet is given, and the reader is encouraged to try and predict what the output will be, or why the code is incorrect.

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Anyone with a working knowledge of Java will understand the puzzles, but even the most seasoned veteran will find them challenging. Puzzles are grouped loosely according to the features they use, b,och detailed solutions follow each puzzle.

Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases. A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of the book provides a concise taxonomy for future reference.

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Java™ Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases [Book]

A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of puzzlrs book provides a concise taxonomy for future reference. The solutions go well beyond a simple explanation of the program’s behavior–they show you how to avoid the underlying traps and pitfalls for good.

Anyone with a working knowledge of Java will understand the puzzles, but even the most seasoned veteran will find them challenging. Solve these puzzles and you’ll never again fall prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors that can fool even the most experienced programmers.

Books by Joshua Bloch. Are you a code sleuth? To ask other readers questions about Java Joehuaplease sign up. He holds a Ph. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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