Chapter 9. Concurrency in Practice


"The best theory is inspired by practice."

 --Donald Knuth

We have studied a plethora of different concurrency facilities in this book. By now, you will have learned about dozens of different ways of starting concurrent computations and accessing shared data. Knowing how to use different styles of concurrency is useful, but it might not yet be obvious when to use which.

The goal of this final chapter is to introduce the big picture of concurrent programming. We will study the use cases for various concurrency abstractions, see how to debug concurrent programs, and how to integrate different concurrency libraries in larger applications. In this chapter, we will perform the following tasks:

  • Summarize the characteristics ...

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