Earlier this month we posted Takipi’s 1st Java puzzle, as a tribute to “Java Puzzlers” by Joshua Bloch and Neal Gafter. We assumed this puzzle might get some attention, but even we were amazed with the sheer volume of responses and their quality.
We received hundreds of solutions, some more creative than others (not necessarily a good thing in this case). Some readers told us it took several sleepless nights to solve this puzzle, while others thought they had the correct answer without changing anything at all. Some developers even missed the deadline, but sent a solution anyway, just to share their take on it.
Eventually, out of 34 correct answers, one was randomly drawn as the winner, and will receive a $250 Amazon gift card. However, we had so much fun creating this puzzle and getting great responses from the Java community, we will definitely have more puzzles in the near future. You can follow us on twitter to know exactly when they’re posted.
Let’s cut to the chase.