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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Each chapter of the book features a collection of “puzz Full review also on my blog: 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.

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Java™ Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases

He was previously a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he led the development of the Java compiler and implemented the Java language features in releases 1. A very fun and insightful read for those who want to master Java.


This book is more like a brain teaser than real computer book. Can you figure out what it does?

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

Anyone with a working knowledge of Java will understand pyzzlers puzzles, but even the most seasoned veteran will find them challenging. Anyone with a working knowledge of Java will understand the puzzles, but even the most seasoned veteran will find them challenging. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Do you like brainteasers? Stay ahead with the world’s most comprehensive technology and business learning platform. Feb 27, Jwva Agrawal rated it it was amazing.

James rated it really liked it Mar 14, As a fairly experienced Java developer I found myself surprised with the vast majority of the puzzlers.

Jan 30, Adam Parkin rated it liked it. If you want to learn something about Java, pick one of Joshua Bloch’s other excellent! The programming languages guy in me found this fascinating ex: Apr 24, Stephen Mak rated it really liked it.

He was previously a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems and a senior systems designer at Transarc. Javz are grouped loosely according to the features they use, and detailed jav follow each puzzle. A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of the book provides a concise taxonomy for future reference. Antaris86 rated it it was amazing Feb 14, Will make you answer well all the Trivial-pursuit questions on Java Other editions – View all Java puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases.


But it is a fun read that will show you that there are many things you don’t know about Java. Not terribly useful or entertaining but the appendix is worth going through. Sujith S rated it it was amazing Sep 08, Do not read this book if: Apr 08, Katja rated it liked it Shelves: Some of the tips are useful but it’s more fun to read this book than functional from my point of view. Most of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior jva what it seems.

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