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Java Threads and the Concurrency Utilities

Authors: Friesen, Jeff

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  • Everything you want to know about Java's support for threads and concurrency in one place
  • Chapter exercises designed to reinforce chapter content and help the reader retain knowledgeLambdas, the try-with-resources statement, and other modern language features are presentStandard Class Library use of threads in Swing, JavaFX, and Java 8 Streams API contexts explained
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About this book

This concise book empowers all Java developers to master the complexity of the Java thread APIs and concurrency utilities. This knowledge aids the Java developer in writing correct and complex performing multithreaded applications.
Java's thread APIs and concurrency utilities are among its most powerful and challenging APIs and language features. Java beginners typically find it very difficult to use these features to write correct multithreaded applications. Threads and the Concurrency Utilities helps all Java developers master and use these capabilities effectively.

This book is divided into two parts of four chapters each. Part 1 focuses on the Thread APIs and Part 2 focuses on the concurrency utilities. In Part 1, you learn about Thread API basics and runnables, synchronization and volatility, waiting and notification, and the additional capabilities of thread groups, thread local variables, and the Timer Framework. In Part 2, you learn about concurrency utilities basics and executors, synchronizers, the Locking Framework, and the additional capabilities of concurrent collections, atomic variables, and the Fork/Join Framework.
Each chapter ends with select exercises designed to challenge your grasp of the chapter's content. An appendix provides the answers to these exercises. A second appendix explores how threads are used by various standard class library APIs. Specifically, you learn about threads in the contexts of Swing, JavaFX, and Java 8's Streams API.
What You Will Learn
• How to do thread runnables, synchronization, volatility, waiting and notification, thread groups, thread local variables, and the Timer Framework• How to create multithreaded applications that work correctly.• What are concurrency utilities basics and executors• What are synchronizers, the Locking Framework, concurrent collections, atomic variables, and the Fork/Join Framework and how to use them• How to leverage the concurrency utilities to write more complex multithreaded applications and achieve greater performance• How to apply thread usage in Swing, JavaFX, and Java 8 Streams API contexts
Audience
The primary audience is Java beginners and the secondary audience is more advanced Java developers who have worked with the Thread APIs and the Concurrency Utilities.

About the authors

Jeff Friesen is a freelance tutor, author, and software developer with an emphasis on Java, Android, and HTML5. In addition to writing this book, Jeff has written other books on Java and Android for Apress, and numerous articles on Java and other technologies for JavaWorld, informIT, java-dot-net, SitePoint, and others.

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eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1700-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1699-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Java Threads and the Concurrency Utilities
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Jeff Friesen
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1700-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1700-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1699-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 200
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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