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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Preview — Java Puzzlers by Joshua Bloch. 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.

In the tradition of Effective Java TMBloch and Gafter dive deep into the subtleties of the Joshuua programming language and its core libraries. Artem rated it really liked it Nov 30, Mar 15, Mills College Library added it.

Full review also on my blog: Jun 05, Owen Lindsell rated it liked it. Have you ever spent days chasing a bug caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its libraries?

I had no idea about all the things that I didn’t know: Puzzles are grouped loosely according to the features they use, and detailed solutions follow each puzzle. I can guarantee you have written at least one of these issues into your code. Some of the tips are useful but it’s more fun to read this book than functional from my point of view.

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Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases by Joshua Bloch

Do read this book if: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This lively book reveals oddities of the Java programming language through entertaining and thought-provoking programming puzzles.

Other editions – Blloch all Java puzzlers: Apr 11, Angel S rated it really liked it Shelves: This lively book reveals oddities of the Java programming language through entertaining and thought-provoking programming puzzles. Joshua Bloch is a principal engineer at Google and a Jolt Award-winner.

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It’s a definite must read Dec 16, Saifuddin Merchant rated it it was amazing Shelves: Trivia About Java Puzzlers: Most of the puzzles here are about cases you will probably never encounter.

As a fairly experienced Java developer I found myself surprised with the vast majority of the puzzlers. 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

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Antaris86 rated it it was amazing Feb 14, 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 jaa the output will be, or why the code is incorrect. Puzzles are grouped loosely according to the features they use, and detailed solutions follow each puzzle.

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Pearson EducationJun 24, – Computers – pages. Anyone with a working knowledge of Java will understand the puzzles, but even the most seasoned veteran will find them challenging.

Java™ Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases

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. Stay ahead with the world’s most comprehensive technology and business learning platform. Apr 24, Stephen Mak rated it really liked it. In general, I found the puzzles to be overly esoteric.

This lively book reveals oddities of the Java programming language through entertaining and thought-provoking programming puzzles. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Notes on the Illusions References Index.