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Mastering Concurrency Programming with Java 9 - Second Edition

By : Javier Fernández González
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Mastering Concurrency Programming with Java 9 - Second Edition

By: Javier Fernández González

Overview of this book

Concurrency programming allows several large tasks to be divided into smaller sub-tasks, which are further processed as individual tasks that run in parallel. Java 9 includes a comprehensive API with lots of ready-to-use components for easily implementing powerful concurrency applications, but with high flexibility so you can adapt these components to your needs. The book starts with a full description of the design principles of concurrent applications and explains how to parallelize a sequential algorithm. You will then be introduced to Threads and Runnables, which are an integral part of Java 9's concurrency API. You will see how to use all the components of the Java concurrency API, from the basics to the most advanced techniques, and will implement them in powerful real-world concurrency applications. The book ends with a detailed description of the tools and techniques you can use to test a concurrent Java application, along with a brief insight into other concurrency mechanisms in JVM.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 13. Concurrency in JVM - Clojure and Groovy with the Gpars Library and Scala

Java is the most popular, but not the only programming language we can use to implement programs for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). In the page you can find a list of all the programming languages you can use to implement programs for the JVM. Some of them are implementations of existing languages for the JVM, such as JRuby, which is an implementation of the Ruby programming language or Jython, which is an implementation of the Python programming language. Other languages follow different programming paradigms, such as Clojure, which is a functional programming language, and others are scripting and dynamic programming languages, such as Groovy. Most of them have good integration with the Java language; in fact you can use elements of Java directly in those programming languages, including concurrency elements such as Threads or Executors. Some of those...