Introduction

Structure of This Book

This book is for those of you who have started working with Java and have realized that you want to develop multithreaded applications and applets. I don't assume that you know anything about thread programming, so the book starts off with simple, straightforward examples. From there, the chapters become more advanced and comprehensively cover all aspects of thread programming in Java. The second part of the book is dedicated to demonstrating various advanced techniques that can be used in the real world. Chapters 1 through 10 can be read in order because each chapter builds upon the concepts in the preceding one. You can hop around the techniques in Chapters 11 through 18, reading them in just about any order. ...

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