Chapter 2. A Simple Two-Thread Example


This chapter shows just how simple it is to get a new thread up and running in a tiny Java application. The first thread is the "main" thread that is always spawned by the Java Virtual Machine (JavaVM) and starts an application. This main thread then spawns the second thread. Each of these threads will print its messages to the console to demonstrate that they both appear to be running simultaneously.

The steps to spawn a new thread in this chapter's example are

  • Extend the java.lang.Thread class.

  • Override the run() method in this subclass of Thread.

  • Create an instance of this new class.

  • Invoke ...

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