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Android™ Concurrency by G. Blake Meike

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Preface

I have had the opportunity during my years in working in this industry, to see concurrency in many contexts. When I was in school, it was a topic for dissertations. As a journeyman developer, I saw a lot of concurrent code, nearly all of it Java, in distributed back-end systems. Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to experience first-hand the turn to languages like Erlang and Scala, in the hope of making concurrent code easier to design and write.

I recall early in my career, being coached by a very supportive interviewer into reinventing double-checked locking. I certainly recall the furor, about a year later, when it was discovered that the double-checked locking idiom was not safe, and soon after, the first sighting of incorrect byte-code ...

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