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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 4. Getting the Most from Executors

In Chapter 3, Managing Lots of Threads - Executors, we introduced the basic characteristics of executors as a way to improve the performance of concurrent applications that execute lots of concurrent tasks. In this chapter, we go a step further and explain advanced characteristics of executors that make them a powerful tool for your concurrent application. In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Advanced characteristics of executors
  • First example - an advanced server application
  • Second example - executing periodic tasks
  • Additional information about executors