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. Have you ever spent days chasing a bug caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its libraries? Do you like brainteasers? Then this is the book for. “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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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.

Jan 27, Christian Brumm rated it it was ok Shelves: May 19, Paul rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Anyone with a working knowledge of Java ppuzzlers understand the puzzles, but even the most seasoned veteran will find them challenging.

The author Joshua Bloch is well known as the author of “Effective Java” which is widely regarded as the premier text for the language, and furthermore he is one the designers and authors of the Java Collections Framework. From the Back Cover “”Every programming language has its quirks. I thought I’d be good at this kind of puzzle. Have you ever spent days chasing a pitfaols caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its javs Most problems won’t appear in practice if you are following best practices and keep code clean and concise.


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

Paperbackpages. Puzzles are grouped loosely according to the features they use, and detailed solutions follow each puzzle.

A Catalog of Traps and Pitfalls. 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. I appreciate the way it is spiced with some optical illusions you’ll find a reference in the end.

Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases

Book is fun but will be mostly useless for experienced Java programmer. A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of the book provides a concise taxonomy for future reference. 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, jvaa why the code is incorrect.

Then you can relate the puzzles at gatherings of geeks and look on with a smug grin as they twist in the wind. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Nov 09, Babji Prashanth rated it really liked it. Sujith S rated it it was amazing Sep 08, As a fairly experienced Piffalls developer I found myself surprised with the vast majority of the puzzlers. Amazon Rapids Fun stories puzzpers kids on the go.


Java Puzzlers With Access Codes. Then this is the book for you! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Showing of 44 reviews.

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I had no idea about all the things that I didn’t know: But it is a fun read that will show you that there are many things you don’t know about Java. The programming languages guy in me found this fascinating ex: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

She read the first puzzle. Illustrated with visually stunning optical illusions, Java TM Puzzlers features 95 diabolical puzzles that educate and entertain.

Abdalla rated it really liked it Mar 20, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Josh led the design and implementation of numerous Java platform features, including JDK 5.