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. ...

Get Beginning Java 8 Language Features: Lambda Expressions, Inner Classes, Th reads, I/O, Collections,and Streams now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.