hi, mr.author , wondering this book would follow new methodalogy like head first series for reading ? thank you
Joined: Aug 03, 2002
I'm reading the book. Although the book is written in what I would call a "light reading" style, the discussion of the technical issues involved in the puzzlers is not. Much of it is very heavy stuff not covered in "Head First Java".
The methodology is: read problem, think, try the code given, think, think some more, check API or JLS, think, change the code and run the code again, think, and in my case, more often than not, give up and look at the solution. I'm getting around 30% of them figured out. [ August 11, 2005: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]
Many of the puzzles are very hard, so you should be proud that you're getting 30% right. We hope you're having fun even though the puzzles are tough.
Click and Hack, the Type-it Brothers
Joshua Bloch <br />Author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201310058/ref=ase_electricporkchop" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Effective Java</a> and coauthor of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/032133678X/ref=ase_electricporkchop" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Java Puzzlers</a>
Author and "Sun God"
Joined: May 30, 2001
We don't claim to have developed a whole new methodology. In many ways, our book is similar to a traditional book of brainteasers, like the kind Martin Gardner writes. On the other hand, there aren't many puzzle books about programming, and none that systematically use puzzles to teach about traps and pitfalls in the language. Also we're pleased with the way we were able to alternate the puzzles and the solutions so that you can read the analyses without jumping back and forth between puzzles and solutions.
Originally posted by Nakata kokuyo: hi, mr.author , wondering this book would follow new methodalogy like head first series for reading ? thank you