Over a million developers have joined DZone.
{{announcement.body}}
{{announcement.title}}

Thursday Code Puzzler: Compute Squares

DZone's Guide to

Thursday Code Puzzler: Compute Squares

· Java Zone ·
Free Resource

FlexNet Code Aware, a free scan tool for developers. Scan Java, NuGet, and NPM packages for open source security and open source license compliance issues.

Thursday: the week's almost over and it's time for another code puzzler. The idea is simple: solve the coding problem as efficiently as you can, in any language or framework that you find suitable.

Note: Even though there really is nothing stopping you from finding a solution to this on the internet, try to keep honest, and come up with your own answer.  It's all about the participation!

Compute  Squares 

Write a function that computes the square of a number without using *, ^, or +.

Catch up on all our previous puzzlers here

 Scan Java, NuGet, and NPM packages for open source security and license compliance issues. 

Topics:

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}