Joshua Bloch and Neil Gafter to Discuss their New Book 'Java Puzzlers'

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CGI-AMS and Addison-Wesley to Host Renowned Speakers and Authors, Joshua Bloch and Neil Gafter on November 17th to Discuss their New Book: Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases

ANDOVER, MA (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CGI-AMS and Addison-Wesley announced today that they are co-sponsoring a speaking engagement by Java technology luminaries Joshua Bloch and Neil Gafter at a special meeting of the New England Java Users' Group (NEJUG) on Thursday November 17th at 6:00pm at the Sun Microsystems campus at One Network Drive in Burlington, MA.

Josh and Neal will challenge the NEJUG membership with puzzlers from their recent book "Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases" from Addison Wesley Professional.

NEJUG members and non-NEJUG members can attend at no cost, however registration is requested by Sun Microsystems (web registration information appears below).

An overview of their presentation is as follows:

Java Puzzlers - Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases

Neal Gafter, Software Engineer & Java Evangelist, Google

Joshua Bloch, Principal Engineer, Google

Josh Bloch and Neal Gafter present eight programming puzzles from their new book, for your entertainment and enlightenment. The game show format keeps you on your toes while the puzzles teach you about the subtleties of the Java programming language and its core libraries. Anyone with a working knowledge of the language will be able to understand the puzzles, but even the most seasoned veterans will be challenged. The lessons you take from this talk are directly applicable to your programs and designs. Some of the jokes may even be funny. A special surprise is planned for the end of the talk. Be sure to come early: Overripe fruit will be given to the first twenty-five attendees.

Joshua Bloch is a Principal Engineer at Google and author of the Jolt Award-winning book, "Effective Java" (Addison Wesley, 2001). He is coauthor of Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases (Addison-Wesley, 2005). 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.

Neal Gafter is a Staff Software Engineer and Java evangelist at Google and coauthor of Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases (Addison-Wesley, 2005). 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.

He 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 and a B.S. in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

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