Other editions – View all Java puzzlers: Notes on the Illusions References Index. Solve these puzzles and you’ll never again fall prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors that can fool even the most experienced programmers. This books has a lot of good puzzles designed to make you think about how Java works. A book that’ll make every Java developer go of “What? Artem rated it really liked it Nov 30, Will make you answer well all the Trivial-pursuit questions on Java

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Java Puzzlers

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Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases

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Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases – Joshua Bloch, Neal Gafter – Google Books

That’s not to say that reading java puzzlers joshua bloch 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.

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Great way to learn the corner cases of bpoch Java language up to Java 5. For a typical Java developer you’ll java puzzlers joshua bloch never run into most of the tidbits in this book. This book needs no introduction. 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 output will be, or why the code is incorrect.


Illustrated with visually stunning optical illusions, Java TM Puzzlers features 95 diabolical puzzles that educate and entertain.

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A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of the book provides a concise taxonomy for future reference. Horatiu Dan rated it it was amazing Jan 18, B Notes on the Illusions. In the tradition of Effective Java TMPuzz,ers and Gafter dive deep into the subtleties of the Java programming language and its core libraries.