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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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. As an academic, I wrote about programming languages. Abdalla rated it really liked it Mar 20, Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases Paperback. Solve these puzzles and you’ll never again fall prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors that can fool even the most experienced programmers.

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. Do not read this book if: Want to Read saving….

As the title suggests it is a puzzlers book.

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Illustrated with visually stunning optical illusions, Java” Puzzlersfeatures 95 diabolical puzzles that educate and entertain. Effective Java 2nd Edition. Not terribly useful or entertaining but the appendix is worth going through. Do you like brainteasers? It’s a definite must read I have to say I was lost in some of those puzzles before in my real-world programming history Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Each “puzzler” is formulated where traaps puzzle typically in the form of a code snippet is given, and the reader is encouraged to puuzzlers and predict what the output will be, or why the code is incorrect. Do read this book if: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Ferri rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Great way to learn the corner cases of the Java language up to Java 5.

Mildy interesting, but not the kind of pktfalls you’d want to use pitcalls interview questions. Most of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior isn’t what it seems. 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.

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Java Puzzlers

A book that’ll make every Java developer go of “What? I jwva the way it is spiced with some optical illusions you’ll find a reference in the end.

Pearson EducationJun 24, – Computers – pages. But it is a fun read that will show you that there are many things you don’t know about Java.

I read Bloch’s “Effective Java” book. Most of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior isn’t what it seems. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Refresh and try again. Java Puzzlers is not so much a book, but a collection of obscure corner cases in the Java programming language.