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Java Puzzlers; Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases

Paperback Engels 2005 9780321336781
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"Every programming language has its quirks. This lively book reveals oddities of the Java programming language through entertaining and thought-provoking programming puzzles."
- Guy Steele, Sun Fellow and coauthor of The Java (TM) Language Specification

"I laughed, I cried, I threw up (my hands in admiration)." - Tim Peierls, president, Prior Artisans LLC, and member of the JSR 166 Expert Group

How well do you really know Java? Are you a code sleuth? Have you ever spent days chasing a bug caused by a trap or pitfall in Java or its libraries? Do you like brainteasers? Then this is the book for you! In the tradition of Effective Java (TM), Bloch and Gafter dive deep into the subtleties of the Java programming language and its core libraries. Illustrated with visually stunning optical illusions, Java (TM) Puzzlers features 95 diabolical puzzles that educate and entertain.

Anyone with a working knowledge of Java will understand the puzzles, but even the most seasoned veteran will find them challenging. Most of the puzzles take the form of a short program whose behavior isn't what it seems. Can you figure out what it does? Puzzles are grouped loosely according to the features they use, and detailed solutions follow each puzzle.

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. A handy catalog of traps and pitfalls at the back of the book provides a concise taxonomy for future reference. Solve these puzzles and you'll never again fall prey to the counterintuitive or obscure behaviors that can fool even the most experienced programmers.


Trefwoorden:Programmeren, Java
Aantal pagina's:282
Hoofdrubriek:IT-management / ICT


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Over Joshua Bloch

Joshua Bloch is a principal engineer at Google and a Jolt Award-winner. He was previously a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems and a senior systems designer at Transarc. Josh led the design and implementation of numerous Java platform features, including JDK 5.0 language enhancements and the award-winning Java Collections Framework. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Over Neal Gafter

Neal Gafter is a software engineer and Java evangelist at Google. He was previously a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he led the development of the Java compiler and implemented the Java language features in releases 1.4 through 5.0. Neal was a member of the C++ Standards Committee and led the development of C and C++ compilers at Sun Microsystems, Microtec Research, and Texas Instruments. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Rochester.

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1. Introduction

2. Expressive Puzzlers
-Puzzle 1: Oddity
-Puzzle 2: Time for a Change
-Puzzle 3: Long Division
-Puzzle 4: It's Elementary
-Puzzle 5: The Joy of Hex
-Puzzle 6: Multicast
--Puzzle 7: Swap Meat
-Puzzle 8: Dos Equis
-Puzzle 9: Tweedledum
-Puzzle 10: Tweedledee

3. Puzzlers with Character
-Puzzle 11: The Last Laugh
-Puzzle 12: ABC
-Puzzle 13: Animal Farm
-Puzzle 14: Escape Rout
-Puzzle 15: Hello Whirled
-Puzzle 16: Line Printer
-Puzzle 17: Huh?
-Puzzle 18: String Cheese
-Puzzle 19: Classy Fire
-Puzzle 20: What's My Class?
-Puzzle 21: What's My Class, Take 2
-Puzzle 22: Dupe of URL
-Puzzle 23: No Pain, No Gain

4. Loopy Puzzlers
-Puzzle 24: A Big Delight in Every Byte
-Puzzle 25: Inclement Increment
-Puzzle 26: In the Loop
-Puzzle 27: Shifty i's
-Puzzle 28: Looper
-Puzzle 29: Bride of Looper
-Puzzle 30: Son of Looper
-Puzzle 31: Ghost of Looper
-Puzzle 32: Curse of Looper
-Puzzle 33: Looper Meets the Wolfman
-Puzzle 34: Down for the Count
-Puzzle 35: Minute by Minute

5. Exceptional Puzzlers
-Puzzle 36: Indecision
-Puzzle 37: Exceptionally Arcane
-Puzzle 38: The Unwelcome Guest
-Puzzle 39: Hello, Goodbye
-Puzzle 40: The Reluctant Constructor
-Puzzle 41: Field and Stream
-Puzzle 42: Thrown for a Loop
-Puzzle 43: Exceptionally Unsafe
-Puzzle 44: Cutting Class
-Puzzle 45: Exhausting Workout

6. Classy Puzzlers
-Puzzle 46: The Case of the Confusing Constructor
-Puzzle 47: Well, Dog My Cats!
-Puzzle 48: All I Get Is Static
-Puzzle 49: Larger Than Life
-Puzzle 50: Not Your Type
-Puzzle 51: What's the Point?
-Puzzle 52: Sum Fun
-Puzzle 53: Do Your Thing
-Puzzle 54: Null and Void
-Puzzle 55: Creationism

7. Library Puzzlers
-Puzzle 56: Big Problem
-Puzzle 57: What's in a Name?
-Puzzle 58: Making a Hash of It
-Puzzle 59: What's the Difference?
-Puzzle 60: One-Liners
-Puzzle 61: The Dating Game
-Puzzle 62: The Name Game
-Puzzle 63: More of the Same
-Puzzle 64: The Mod Squad
-Puzzle 65: A Strange Saga of a Suspicious Sort

8. Classier Puzzlers
-Puzzle 66: A Private Matter
-Puzzle 67: All Strung Out
-Puzzle 68: Shades of Gray
-Puzzle 69: Fade to Black
-Puzzle 70: Package Deal
-Puzzle 71: Import Duty
-Puzzle 72: Final Jeopardy
-Puzzle 73: Your Privates Are Showing
-Puzzle 74: Identity Crisis
-Puzzle 75: Heads or Tails?

9. More Library Puzzlers
-Puzzle 76: Ping Pong
-Puzzle 77: The Lock Mess Monster
-Puzzle 78: Reflection Infection
-Puzzle 79: It's a Dog's Life
-Puzzle 80: Further Reflection
-Puzzle 81: Charred Beyond Recognition
-Puzzle 82: Beer Blast
-Puzzle 83: Dyslexic Monotheism
-Puzzle 84: Rudely Interrupted
-Puzzle 85: Lazy Initialization

10. Advanced Puzzlers
-Puzzle 86: Poison-Paren Litter
-Puzzle 87: Strained Relations
-Puzzle 88: Raw Deal 2
-Puzzle 89: Generic Drugs
-Puzzle 90: It's Absurd, It's a Pain, It's Superclass!
-Puzzle 91: Serial Killer
-Puzzle 92: Twisted Pair
-Puzzle 93: Class Warfare
-Puzzle 94: Lost in the Shuffle
-Puzzle 95: Just Desserts

Appendix A; Catalog of Traps and Pitfalls
Appendix B: Notes on the Illusions


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