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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Then this is the book for you! Anyone with a working knowledge of Java will understand the puzzles, but even the most seasoned veteran will find them challenging. See all 44 reviews.

There’s a complete summary of all “lessons learned”, which fits in puzzlers 10 pages of very condensed programming wisdom — I would’ve bought this book for this chapter alone. Joshua Bloch is a principal engineer at Google and a Jolt Award-winner.

Joshua Bloch is a principal engineer at Google and a Jolt Award-winner. Then this is the book for you!

Jun 05, Owen Lindsell rated it liked it. I appreciate the way it is spiced with some optical illusions you’ll find a reference in the end. Write a customer review.


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

Solve these puzzles and you’ll never again fall prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors that can fool even the most experienced programmers. Get to Know Us. Open Preview See a Problem? We found at least four boundary conditions and were pretty sure about two of them. Jan 27, Christian Brumm rated it it was ok Shelves: From the Back Cover “”Every programming language has puuzzlers quirks. Some of the tips are useful but it’s more fun to read this book than functional josjua my point of view.

In general, I found the puzzles to be overly esoteric. She read the first puzzle.

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

Not terribly useful or entertaining but the appendix is worth going through. Learn more about Amazon Prime. I can guarantee you have written at least one of these issues into your code.

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Illustrated with visually stunning optical illusions, Java TM Puzzlers features 95 diabolical puzzles that educate and entertain. Almost all of the puzzles contain links to the boundary-condition definition in the Java language spec. Amazing book for anyone interested in the Java programming language, it might blow your mind.

Java™ Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases

Most of the puzzles here are about cases you will probably never encounter. A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of the book provides a concise taxonomy for future reference. Peter Wise rated it it was amazing Aug joxhua, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Please try again later. Oct 15, Rahul Mahindru rated it liked it. This books has a lot of good puzzles designed to make you think about how Java works.