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

By Joshua Bloch, Neal Gafter

"Every programming language has its quirks. This energetic ebook finds oddities of the Java programming language via wonderful and thought-provoking programming puzzles." --Guy Steele, sunlight Fellow and coauthor of The Java Language Specification "I laughed, I cried, I threw up (my palms in admiration)." --Tim Peierls, president, previous Artisans LLC, and member of the JSR 166 professional crew How good do you actually be aware of Java? Are you a code sleuth? have you spent days chasing a trojan horse because of a capture or pitfall in Java or its libraries? Do you're keen on brainteasers? Then this can be the publication for you! within the culture of potent Java , Bloch and Gafter dive deep into the subtleties of the Java programming language and its center libraries. Illustrated with visually beautiful optical illusions, Java Puzzlers beneficial properties ninety five diabolical puzzles that train and entertain. someone with a operating wisdom of Java will comprehend the puzzles, yet even the main professional veteran will locate them demanding. lots of the puzzles take the shape of a brief application whose habit isn't what it kind of feels. are you able to determine what it does?Puzzles are grouped loosely in line with the positive factors they use, and special recommendations stick with every one puzzle. The strategies pass way past an easy rationalization of the program's behavior--they make it easier to stay away from the underlying traps and pitfalls for stable. A convenient catalog of traps and pitfalls in the back of the e-book presents a concise taxonomy for destiny reference. resolve those puzzles and you'll by no means back fall prey to the counterintuitive or vague behaviors which can idiot even the main skilled programmers.

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Because of this, I will alternate between using one or other of the two terms throughout the book. This book concentrates on testing aspects, even though you will get a decent dose of the TDD approach here. The best book on TDD that I know of is [freeman2009]. However, I would suggest that you gain some experience in testing techniques before you start reading it. And, by the way, even though it is really great, it won’t "teach" you TDD. Practice, practice, practice! In this section we are going to take a closer look at what it means to write tests before implementation.

Make the code work (GREEN). 3. Eliminate redundancy (REFACTOR). It also gives you a simple rule to follow: never write code without a failing test! 1. 2 - gives some more insight into the TDD rhythm. It shows how you start with a list of tests, choose one of them, and then follow the red-green-refactor cycle, making sure you end up with green. 2 If I had to choose one thing that I would like you to remember from this book, it would be this picture! 41 Chapter 4. e. some particular functionality is implemented), when there are no more tests to be written.

1. Create a new empty project using the build tool of your choice (Ant, Maven, Gradle, …). Add dependency to JUnit. Create a simple test class with a single test method containing some assertions. 2. Compile and run the test using: • your build tool, • your IDE. 3. Browse the test results. 2. String Reverse A developer attempted to write a utility displayed below: String reversing method. 16. toString(); } Now go ahead and write unit tests (using JUnit framework) which will verify that the method works properly!

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