CHAPTER 6

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Threads

In this chapter, you will learn

  • What threads are
  • How to create threads in Java
  • How to execute your code in separate threads
  • What the Java Memory Model is
  • The life cycle of threads
  • How to use object monitors to synchronize access to a critical section by threads
  • How to interrupt, stop, suspend, and resume threads
  • Atomic variables, explicit locks, synchronizer, executor framework, fork/join framework, and thread-local variables

What Is a Thread?

Threads are a vast topic. They deserve an entire book. This chapter does not discuss the concept of threads in detail. Rather, it discusses how to work with threads using Java constructs. ...

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