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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Java Puzzlers

Start Free Trial No credit card required. Do you like brainteasers? Notes on the Illusions References Index.

You wont find here good job interview questionsand you wont learn practical things about Java. This books has a lot of good puzzles designed to make you think about how Java works.

In general, I found the puzzles to be overly esoteric.

Oct 15, Rahul Mahindru rated it liked it. But it is a fun read that blocj show you that there are many things you don’t know about Java. Have you ever spent days chasing a bug caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its libraries? Great way to learn the corner cases of the Java javaa up to Java 5. Have you ever spent days chasing a bug caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its libraries?

How well do you really know Java? Some of the tips are useful but it’s more fun to read this book than functional ouzzlers my point of view. Illustrated with visually stunning optical illusions, Java TM Puzzlers features 95 diabolical puzzles that educate and entertain. Refresh and try again. Java Puzzlers is not so much a book, but a collection of obscure corner cases in the Java programming language.


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

A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of the book provides mava concise taxonomy for future reference. Do read this book if: Stay ahead with the world’s most comprehensive technology and business learning platform. This lively book reveals oddities of the Java programming language through entertaining and thought-provoking programming puzzles.

Puzzles are grouped loosely according to the features they use, and detailed solutions follow each puzzle. B Notes on the Illusions. 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”.

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

Josh led the design and implementation of numerous Java platform features, including JDK 5. Feb 12, John rated it really liked it. So to say the least, he knows his stuff. Puazlers of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior isn’t what it seems. Most of the puzzles here are about cases you will probably never encounter.

Mar 20, Kyi Aung rated it it was amazing.

Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If you are a Java-Guru this might be fun to read. Neal Gafter is a software engineer and Java evangelist at Google. For a typical Java developer you’ll almost never run into most of the tidbits in this book.


Do not read this book if: Mar 04, Danilo Mutti rated it did not like it. And QA never caught it. Each chapter of the book features a collection of “puzz Full review also on my blog: Anyone with a working knowledge of Java will understand the puzzles, but even the most seasoned veteran will find them challenging.

Paperbackpages. A Catalog of Traps and Pitfalls. Tudor Andrei rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Solve these puzzles and you’ll never again jwva prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors bloc can fool even the most experienced programmers.

Oct 14, Turaaa rated it liked it Shelves: Then this is the book for you! Puzzles helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Java 6 and 7 editions would make interesting reads, when available. Jan 27, Christian Brumm rated it it was ok Shelves: The programming languages guy in blch found this fascinating ex: Want to Read saving….

Books by Joshua Bloch. From an academic “curiosity” point of view the book is quite intriguing.