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Illustrated with visually stunning optical illusions, Java TM Puzzlers features 95 diabolical puzzles that educate and entertain. Puzzles are grouped loosely according to the uoshua they use, and detailed solutions follow each puzzle. Can you figure out what it does?

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

Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases 11 reviews. Most of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior isn’t what it seems. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Horatiu Dan rated it it was amazing Jan 18, Most of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior isn’t what it seems.

To ask other readers questions about Java Puzzlersplease sign up. Each chapter of the book features a collection of “puzz Full review also on my blog: Great way to learn the corner cases of the Java language up to Java 5.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Solve these puzzles and you’ll never again fall prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors that can fool even the most experienced programmers.

Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases

Notes on the Illusions References Index. He was joshuz 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. A very fun and insightful read for those who want to master Java. 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 josnua will be, or why the code is incorrect.


Not terribly useful or entertaining but the appendix is worth going through. Do you like brainteasers?

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The author Joshua Bloch is well known as the author of “Effective Java” which is widely regarded as the premier text for the language, and furthermore he is one the designers and authors of the Java Collections Framework. Java Puzzlers is not so much a book, but a collection of obscure corner cases in the Java programming language.

Some of the tips are useful but it’s more fun to read this book than functional from my point of view. Do read this book if: