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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. Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases Have you ever spent days chasing a bug caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its libraries? Do you like. “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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This book really makes the complication simple. Joshua BlochNeal Gafter. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. To ask other readers questions about Java Puzzlersplease sign up.

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Common terms trapss phrases args arithmetic array avoid behavior bits boolean byte values character checked exceptions class initialization compiler compound assignment operators computation confusing constant constructor declaration equal error escape sequences evaluates execution expression final String finally block fix the program float floating-point value following program hash hashCode HashSet idiom illusion infinite loop inner class instance Integer Integer.

Joshua Bloch is a principal engineer at Google and a Jolt Award-winner. For a typical Java developer you’ll almost never run into most of the tidbits in this book. Thinking in Java 4th Edition. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


My wife popped this book open after dinner. But it is a fun read that will show you that there are many things you don’t know about Java. Anyone with a working knowledge of Java will understand the puzzles, but even the most seasoned veteran will find them casez.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The programming languages guy in me found this fascinating ex: Reading this book cses your perspective wrt the language and its implementation.

Java Puzzlers

I follow its advice religously and make my coworkers read it. Oct 15, Rahul Mahindru rated it liked it. Jan 27, Christian Brumm rated it it was ok Shelves: Are you a code sleuth?

Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases.

Do you like brainteasers? A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship. All-in-all there are 95 different puzzlers across ttraps book, and they range from the fairly common “if you thought about it a bit you’d figure it out” to the extremely obscure “unless you were a Java language designer you’d never have any hope of figuring this out”.

My library Help Traos Book Search. In short it’s a must have along with Effective Java for your Java bookshelf. Other editions – View all Java puzzlers: In the tradition of Effective Java”, Bloch and Gafter dive deep into the subtleties of the Java programming language and its core libraries.


Return to Book Page. Solve these puzzles and you’ll never again fall prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors that can fool even the most experienced programmers. Most of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior isn’t what it seems.

Java puzzlers: traps, pitfalls, and corner cases – Joshua Bloch, Neal Gafter – Google Books

Lists with This Book. This lively book reveals oddities of the Java programming language through entertaining and thought-provoking programming puzzles.

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