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: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases
Most of the puzzles here are about cases you will probably never encounter. Some of the tips are useful but it’s more fun to read this book than functional from my point of view.
Mar 20, Kyi Aung rated it it was amazing. But it is a fun read that will show you that there are many things you don’t know about Java. Most of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior isn’t what it seems. 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. Neal Gafter is a software engineer and Java evangelist at Google. Peter Wise rated it it was amazing Aug 14, So puzzlrs say the least, he knows his stuff.
Can you figure out what it does? Not terribly useful or entertaining but the appendix is worth going through. Account Options Sign in. For a puzzlets Java developer you’ll almost never blocn into most of the tidbits in this book. Book Description “Every programming language has its quirks. This book is more like a brain teaser than real computer book. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases. Horatiu Dan rated it it was amazing Jan 18, Feb 27, Havan Agrawal rated it it was amazing. Anyone with puzzzlers working knowledge of Java will understand the puzzles, but even the most seasoned veteran will find them challenging.
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Then this is the book for you! James rated it really liked it Mar 14, If you want to learn something about Java, pick one of Joshua Bloch’s other excellent! 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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Puzzlers with Character 4. A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of the book provides a concise taxonomy for future reference. Lam rated it really liked it Jan 17, Then this is the book for you!
Illustrated with visually stunning optical illusions, Java TM Puzzlers features 95 diabolical puzzles that educate and entertain. Puzzles are grouped loosely according to the features they use, and detailed solutions follow each puzzle.
How well do you really know Java? How well do you really know Java? As a fairly experienced Java developer I found myself surprised with the vast majority of the puzzlers.
Joshua BlochNeal Gafter. Pearson EducationJun 24, – Computers – pages. Solve these puzzles and you’ll never again fall prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors that can fool even the most experienced programmers. Have you ever spent days chasing a bug caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its libraries? Oct 14, Turaaa rated it liked it Shelves: He was previously a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he led the development of the Puzzpers compiler and implemented the Java language features in releases 1.
Having said that, the book does reach a point where the puzzles and concepts hit upon by the puzzles are extremely obscure.
Java™ Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases [Book]
Joshka chapter of the book features a collection of “puzzlers” centered around a particular section of the language examples include loops, strings, exceptions, classes, etc. Dec 16, Saifuddin Merchant rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mildy interesting, but not the kind of thing you’d want to use for interview questions. He was previously a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems and a senior systems designer at Transarc.