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Java 9 Concurrency Cookbook - Second Edition by Javier Fernández González

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Creating, running, and setting the characteristics of a thread

In this recipe, we will learn how to do basic operations over a thread using the Java API. As with every element in the Java language, threads are objects. We have two ways of creating a thread in Java:

  • Extending the Thread class and overriding the run() method.
  • Building a class that implements the Runnable interface and the run() method and then creating an object of the Thread class by passing the Runnable object as a parameter--this is the preferred approach and it gives you more flexibility.

In this recipe, we will use the second approach to create threads. Then, we will learn how to change some attributes of the threads. The Thread class saves some information attributes ...

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