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Java 9 Concurrency Cookbook - Second Edition by Javier Fernández González

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Introduction

Normally, when you implement a simple, concurrent Java application, you implement some Runnable objects and then the corresponding Thread objects. You control the creation, execution, and status of those threads in your program. Java 5 introduced an improvement with the Executor and ExecutorService interfaces and the classes that implement them (for example, the ThreadPoolExecutor class).

The Executor framework separates the task creation and its execution. With it, you only have to implement the Runnable objects and use an Executor object. You send the Runnable tasks to the executor and it creates, manages, and finalizes the necessary threads to execute those tasks.

Java 7 goes a step further and includes an additional implementation ...

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