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C# for Java Developers by Adam Freeman, Allen Jones

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Chapter 13. Threading and Synchronization

Although Java has been a threaded language from inception, support for multithreaded programming in the base language has benefited from little innovation in recent years. Furthermore, while significant achievements have been made outside the base language—for example, Concurrent Programming in Java, by Doug Lea—the base language itself still supports only the lowest available common denominator because of the platform portability requirements of Java Byte-Code.

By contrast, Microsoft .NET and the common language runtime (CLR) expose many of the rich threading features available in Microsoft Windows and provide fine-grain control over the thread life cycle. .NET applications can also benefit from the many ...

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