O'Reilly logo

Core Java™ 2 Volume II - Advanced Features, Seventh Edition by Gary Cornell, Cay S. Horstmann

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 1. Multithreading

You are probably familiar with multitasking in your operating system: the ability to have more than one program working at what seems like the same time. For example, you can print while editing or sending a fax. Of course, unless you have a multiple-processor machine, the operating system is really doling out CPU time to each program, giving the impression of parallel activity. This resource distribution is possible because although you may think you are keeping the computer busy by, for example, entering data, much of the CPU's time will ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required