How does the real book compare to the free sample?


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Initial post: 22 Sep 2009 22:18:00 BDT
Explodey says:
I read the "sampler" here:

http://www.javapuzzlers.com/java-puzzlers-sampler.pdf

And I was slightly disappointed that I was only caught out by one of the puzzles (Puzzle 49: Larger Than Life.) The rest I figured out in 20 seconds or less. That's only one out of 9 that I learned anything from. So if that's a representative sample then I probably won't buy the book. Unless someone who has a copy can tell me that most of the puzzles are harder.

Mind you I have been coding in Java for 12 years now - maybe the target audience is developers with less experience than that.
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