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

Read more Read less. Reading this book opens your perspective wrt the language and its implementation. Artem rated it really pkzzlers it Nov 30, If you are a Java-Guru this might be fun to read.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of the book provides a concise taxonomy for future reference. In the tradition of “Effective Java TM ,” Bloch and Gafter dive deep into the subtleties of the Java programming language and its core libraries. Account Options Sign in. You may say they are “Not puzzles, just silly trivia”, but if you are experienced Java developer, you will figure out what they really mean and then smile on them.

Java™ Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases [Book]

A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of the book puzzlrrs a concise taxonomy for future reference. Share your thoughts with other customers. An expose of Java’s known and not so known dirty secrets.


Write a customer review. But it is a fun read that will show you that there are many things you don’t know about Java.

I can guarantee you have written at least one of these issues into your code. Have you ever spent days chasing a bug caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its libraries? Great book for checking your Java skills for certification, good way to make sure josshua really understand the concepts as well as the minutae of Java. I found a lot of the puzzles more annoying than educational especially the problems regarding unicode.

Some of the tips are useful but it’s more fun josua read this book than functional from my point of view. And QA never caught it. 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.

Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition July 4, Language: Puzzles are grouped loosely according to the features they use, and detailed solutions follow each puzzle. Java Puzzlers With Access Codes.

This lively book reveals oddities of the Java programming language through entertaining and thought-provoking programming puzzles. All-in-all there are 95 different puzzlers across the 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”.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Java is a complicated language and after reading this book you’ll think so too. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Then this is the book for you! Neal Gafter is a software engineer and Java evangelist at Google.


From an academic “curiosity” point of view the book is quite intriguing. Josh led the design and implementation of numerous Java platform features, including JDK 5. Most of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior isn’t what it seems.

Trivia About Java Puzzlers: Solve these puzzles and you’ll never again fall prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors that can fool even the most experienced programmers. Books by Joshua Bloch.

Pages with related products. It is javq real eye-opener to the kind of traps in your code you wouldn’t even imagine could be there. Pearson EducationJun 24, – Computers – pages. You wont find here good job interview questionsand you wont learn practical things about Java. Catalog of Traps and Pitfalls B. Anyone with a working knowledge of Phzzlers will understand the puzzles, but even the most seasoned veteran will find them challenging.

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Horatiu Dan rated it it was amazing Jan 18, As an academic, I wrote about programming languages. Sujith S rated it it was amazing Sep 08, It’s a definite must read Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Most of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior isn’t jsohua it seems.