Java Puzzlers. Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases. By Joshua Bloch and Neal Gafter. “Java puzzlers is a must-read for every Java developer, from the neophyte to. Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases Have you ever spent days chasing a bug caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its libraries? Do you like. “Every programming language has its quirks. This lively book reveals oddities of the Java programming language through entertaining and thought-provoking.

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Joshua BlochNeal Gafter. Jun 05, Owen Lindsell rated it liked it. Java is a complicated language and graps reading this book you’ll think so too.

If you are a Java-Guru this might be fun to read. In general, I found the puzzles to be overly esoteric. Joshua Bloch is jaca principal engineer at Google and a Jolt Award-winner. Puzzles are grouped loosely according to the features they use, and detailed solutions follow each puzzle.

Get to Know Us. An expose of Java’s known and not so known dirty secrets. 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 BlochNeal Gafter. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Having said that, the book does reach a point where the puzzles and concepts hit upon by the puzzles are extremely obscure. As an academic, I wrote about programming languages.

See all 44 reviews. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Feb 12, John rated it really liked it. Some of the tips are useful but it’s more fun to read this book than functional from my point of view. This lively book reveals oddities of the Java programming language through entertaining and thought-provoking programming puzzles. Each chapter of the book features a collection of “puzz Full review also on my blog: That’s not to say that reading it isn’t useful, you’ll definitely learn a bit about the book, but if you’re looking to learn “how to write good Java code” this is not the book for you again, see Bloch’s other book for that.

Tudor Andrei rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Java Concurrency in Practice Paperback. References to this book Code Quality: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Mar 04, Danilo Mutti rated it did not like it. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. My wife popped this book open after dinner.


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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He is the author of the bestselling, Jolt Award-winning book, Effective Java. All in all — amazing book, one of the true gems. Time for a Change. Then this is the book for you!

These would be perfect interview questions for a sadistic HR person. In the tradition of Effective Java”, Bloch and Gafter dive deep into the subtleties of the Trps programming language and its core libraries. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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