Re: notifying particular thread to wake up.

Lew <>
Fri, 28 Sep 2007 00:29:58 -0400
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On Sep 25, 5:49 pm, Daniel Pitts <> wrote:

I suggest you read Java Concurrency In Practice <>. It teaches you everything you
should know before attempting to create multi-threaded programs.

ALERT! The URL given does not lead to any explanation of Java
concurrency in practise. It leads to an advertisement trying to sell

Something truly valuable and worth far more than the price you'll pay for it.
  I've got this book and I love it. It's fabulous. It's superb. It's
informative. Buy it, everyone.

Or be doomed to mess up your multi-threaded code.

At work I have already secured the value of the book in brownie points from my
managers, and in understanding some of the issues our system has encountered,
and I'm only halfway through the book.

Y'know, it'd be nice if everything were free, but it isn't. Some things cost
money, and there's an argument that money makes civilization more viable. The
point is that some things are worth every penny that they cost, and this book
is certainly one of them.

I bought this book, using my own money, not paid for by an employer or anyone
else (although it is tax deductible), and I am glad I did.


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