He was previously a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems and a senior systems designer at Transarc. That’s not to say that reading it isn’t useful, you’ll definitely learn a bit about the book, but if you’re looking to learn “how to write good Java code” this is not the book for you again, see Bloch’s other book for that. Poison-Paren Litter Puzzle The Mod Squad Puzzle Want to Read saving…. Larger Than Life Puzzle

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Import Duty Puzzle Each chapter of the book features a collection of “puzzlers” centered around a particular section of the language examples include loops, strings, exceptions, classes, etc.

Java Puzzlers

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litfalls The explanations also often include commentary to language designers ex: Jan 30, Adam Parkin rated wnd liked it. Shifty i’s 59 Puzzle Apr 11, Angel S rated it really liked it Shelves: Introduction 1 Chapter 2: Books by Joshua Bloch.

Sum Fun Puzzle Solve these puzzles and you’ll never again fall prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors that can fool even the most experienced programmers. Expressive Puzzlers 5 Puzzle 1: Josh led the design and implementation of numerous Java platform features, including JDK 5. Most of the puzzles take the form of short programs that appear to do something but actually do something else.

For a typical Java developer you’ll almost never run into most of the tidbits in this book. Java 6 and 7 editions would make interesting reads, when available. You wont find here good job interview questionsand you wont learn practical things about Java.


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

And QA never caught it. Lists with This Book. Java Puzzlers is not so much a book, but a collection of obscure corner cases in the Java programming language. More of the Same Puzzle ABC 27 Puzzle Field and Stream 87 Puzzle Dupe of URL 47 Puzzle Table of Contents Preface xi Chapter 1: The Joy of Hex 13 Puzzle 6: Full review also on my blog: An expose of Java’s casea and not so known dirty secrets.

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