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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Then this is the book for you! Do you like brainteasers? In the tradition of “Effective Java TM ,” Bloch and Gafter dive deep into the subtleties of the Java programming language and its core libraries. Neal Gafter is a software engineer and Java evangelist at Google. Puzzles are grouped loosely according to the features they use, and pjzzlers solutions follow each puzzle. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Abdalla rated it really liked it Mar 20, From the Back Cover “”Every programming language has its quirks.

Java 6 and 7 editions would make interesting reads, when available. If you are a Java-Guru this might be fun to read. Add all three to Cart Puzzzlers all three to List. Jan 27, Christian Brumm rated it it was ok Shelves: Account Options Sign in.


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As an academic, I wrote about programming languages. Apr 11, Angel S rated it really liked it Shelves: Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Buy the selected items together This item: Unless you’ve written the bit fiddling parts of a JVM implementation, or are the kind of person who can remember minute details of the specification, you’ll most likely suffer. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

If you want to learn something about Java, pick one of Joshua Bloch’s other excellent! Puzzles are grouped loosely according to the features they use, and detailed solutions follow each puzzle. Book is fun but will be mostly useless for experienced Java programmer.

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James rated it really liked it Mar 14, josyua Reading this book opens your perspective wrt the language and its implementation.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. 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. Joshua Bloch is a principal engineer at Google and a Jolt Award-winner.

Java Puzzlers

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? To ask other readers questions about Java Puzzlersplease sign up. This lively book reveals oddities of the Java programming language through entertaining and thought-provoking programming puzzles.


Then you can relate the puzzles at gatherings of geeks and look on with a smug grin as they twist in the wind. In short it’s a must have along with Effective Java for your Java bookshelf. An expose of Java’s known and not so known dirty secrets. The author Joshua Bloch is well known as the author of “Effective Java” which is widely regarded nava the premier text for the language, and furthermore he is one the designers and authors of the Java Collections Framework. I appreciate the way it is spiced with some optical illusions you’ll find a reference in the end.

The solutions javz well beyond a simple explanation of the program’s behavior–they show you how to avoid the underlying traps and pitfalls for javw. Some of the tips are useful but it’s more fun to read this book than functional from my point of view. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

I found a lot of the puzzles more annoying than educational especially the problems regarding unicode.