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
Return to Book Page. My wife popped this book open after dinner. There’s a complete summary of all “lessons learned”, which fits in about 10 pages of very condensed programming wisdom — I would’ve bought this book for this chapter alone. Overall, this book’s a jaw-dropping, eye-opening, brain-melting overview of the kind of boundary conditions you can run into with very simple constructions.
In short it’s a must have along with Effective Java for your Java bookshelf. The explanations also often include commentary to language designers ex: I appreciate the way it is spiced with some optical illusions you’ll find a reference in the end. Have you ever spent days chasing a bug caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its libraries? As a fairly experienced Java developer I found myself surprised with the vast majority of the puzzlers. This book is more like a brain teaser than real computer book.
Great book for checking your Java skills for certification, good way to make sure you really understand the concepts as well as the minutae of Java. 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. Solve these puzzles and you’ll never again fall prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors that can fool even the most experienced programmers.
A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of the book provides a concise taxonomy for future reference. Have you ever spent days chasing a bug caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its libraries?
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This books has a lot jwva good puzzles designed to make you think about how Java works.
Great way to learn the corner cases of the Java language up to Java 5. Joshua Bloch is a principal engineer at Google and a Jolt Award-winner. Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: I puzz,ers its advice religously and make my coworkers read it.
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Oct 14, Turaaa rated it liked it Shelves: Java Puzzlers With Access Codes. With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Solve these puzzles and you’ll never again fall prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors that can fool even the most experienced jqva.
Will make you answer well all the Trivial-pursuit questions on Java Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases. I puzzkers no idea about all the things that I didn’t know: Anyone with a 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! Most of the puzzles here are about cases you will probably never encounter. Are you a code sleuth? And QA never caught it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Then you can relate the puzzles at gatherings of geeks and look on with a smug grin as they twist puzzlere the wind. Can you figure out what it does? Puzzlers with Character 4. I read Bloch’s “Effective Java” puzzpers. Set up a giveaway.
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