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JavaOne Tokyo '05: Java Puzzlers with Josh Bloch and Neal Gafter

Posted by joconner on November 8, 2005 at 11:48 PM PST

I'll quickly jump to the most interesting part of the Keynote this morning (Nov 9), the special guests. The guests were Joshua Bloch and Neal Gafter. Not only has Joshua contributed great things directly to the Java language and platform, but he has become a respected author as well.

Josh spoke about optical illusions and why we see them. He showed several optical illusion illustrations. He carefully made the leap from optical illusions to programming illusions, and then from programming illusions to programming puzzlers. It was entertaining for sure, even if it was essentially a long advertisement for his latest Java book, Java Puzzlers.

Below, Josh and Neal sign Java Puzzler books for attendees:

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