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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Antaris86 rated it it was amazing Feb 14, Blocb a typical Java developer you’ll almost never run into most of the tidbits in this book.

Jan 30, Adam Parkin rated it liked it. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. In the tradition of Effective Java TMBloch and Gafter dive deep into the subtleties of the Java programming language jaava its core libraries.

A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of the book provides a concise taxonomy for future reference. If you are a Java-Guru this might be fun to read. Refresh and try again.


The solutions go well beyond a simple explanation of the program’s behavior–they show you how to avoid the underlying puzzzlers and pitfalls for good. Joshua BlochNeal Gafter.

Java Puzzlers

Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases 11 reviews. Full review also on my blog: Stay ahead with the world’s most comprehensive technology and business learning platform. I found a lot of the puzzles more annoying than educational especially the problems regarding unicode. Artem rated it really liked it Nov 30, An expose of Java’s known and not so known dirty secrets.

Puzzlwrs unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more. In general, I found the puzzles to be overly esoteric. Open Preview See a Jaa View table of contents.

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

Other editions – View all Java puzzlers: Dec 16, Saifuddin Merchant rated it it was amazing Shelves: A very fun and insightful read for those who want to master Java.

If you want to learn something about Java, pick one of Joshua Bloch’s other excellent! Oct 14, Turaaa rated it liked it Shelves: Java Puzzlers is not so much a book, but a collection of obscure corner cases in the Java programming language. This blocch is more like a brain teaser than real computer book.


Return to Book Page. Do read this book if: Nov 09, Babji Prashanth rated it really liked it. Will make you answer well all the Trivial-pursuit questions on Java This lively book reveals oddities of the Java programming language through entertaining and thought-provoking programming puzzles.

James rated it really liked it Mar 14, Peter Wise rated it it was amazing Aug 14, Feb 27, Havan Agrawal rated it it was amazing. More Library Puzzlers Paperbackpages. It is a real eye-opener to the kind of traps in your code you wouldn’t even imagine could be there. Then this is the book for you! Puzzles are grouped loosely according to the features they use, and detailed solutions follow each puzzle.

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Joshua Bloch is a principal engineer at Google and a Jolt Award-winner. A Catalog of Traps and Pitfalls.