Chapter 3. Creating and Starting a Thread

IN THIS CHAPTER

This chapter explores more of the Thread API, including getting a handle on the currently executing thread, thread naming, some of the different constructors, and putting a thread to sleep for awhile. You will use these features to enhance the TwoThread example from Chapter 2, "A Simple Two-Thread Example."

Using Thread.currentThread()

At times, it's useful to know which of the threads currently running in the Java Virtual Machine (JavaVM) is executing a segment of code. In multithreaded programming, more than one thread may enter a method and ...

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