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 [Book]

Are you a code sleuth? He was previously a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems and a senior systems designer at Transarc.

Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more. Sujith S rated it it was amazing Sep 08, It’s a definite must read Apr 08, Katja rated it liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet.

Start Free Trial No credit card required. Joshua BlochNeal Gafter. Artem rated it really liked ojshua Nov 30, Solve these puzzles and you’ll never again fall prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors that can fool even the most experienced programmers.


Have you ever spent days chasing a bug caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its libraries?

In general, I found the puzzles to be overly esoteric. Have you ever spent days chasing a bug caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its libraries?

Mar 04, Danilo Mutti rated it did not like it. Also, this book can make you more perceptive about details in code you usually don’t notice.

I have also read Joshua Bloch’s Effective Java and it’s a good companion book for this one; they’re book very good and worth the a read or two. Each chapter of the book features a collection of “puzz Full review also on my blog: To ask other readers puzzpers about Java Puzzlersplease sign up. Most of the puzzles here are about cases you will probably never encounter. View table of contents.

Java™ Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases

Most of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior isn’t what it seems. Feb 27, Havan Agrawal rated it it was amazing.

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The programming languages guy in me found this fascinating ex: Will make you answer well all the Trivial-pursuit questions on Java Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Anyone with a working knowledge of Java will understand the puzzles, but even the most seasoned veteran will find them challenging. From an academic “curiosity” point of view the book is quite intriguing. Abdalla upzzlers it josua liked it Mar 20, Illustrated with visually stunning optical illusions, Java TM Puzzlers features 95 diabolical puzzles that educate and entertain.


Jan 30, Adam Parkin rated it liked it. 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.


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

And QA never caught it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. James rated it really liked it Mar 14,