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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This book needs no introduction. A very fun and insightful read for those who want to master Java.

Java Puzzlers is not so much a book, but a collection of obscure corner cases in the Java programming language. No trivia or quizzes yet. Mar 15, Mills College Library added it.

Then this is the book for you! He holds a Ph. Great way to learn the corner cases of the Java language up to Java 5.

Java Puzzlers

Do read this book if: And QA never caught it. Ferri rated it it was amazing Mar 04, How well do you really know Java? Paperbackpages.


This books has a lot of good puzzles designed to make you think about how Java works. To ask other readers questions about Java Puzzlersplease sign up. You wont find here good job interview questionsand you puzzlrrs learn practical things about Java. View table of contents. Have you ever spent days chasing a bug caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its libraries?

Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases – Joshua Bloch, Neal Gafter – Google Books

Do you like brainteasers? Mildy interesting, but not the kind of thing you’d want to use for interview questions. If you are a Java-Guru this might be fun to read.

Some of the tips are useful but it’s more fun to read this book than functional from my point of view. Pearson EducationJun 24, – Computers – pages. I can guarantee you have written at least one of these issues into your code. Oct 14, Turaaa rated it liked it Shelves: Not terribly useful or entertaining but the appendix is worth going through. 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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Java™ Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases

Most of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior isn’t what it seems. Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases 11 reviews. Lam rated it really liked it Jan 17, Java 6 and 7 editions would make interesting reads, when available.

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

Apr 24, Stephen Mak rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book. He was previously a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems and a senior systems designer at Transarc.