Monday, February 14, 2005

Concurrent Java books

Recently I has been involved in a Java project and decided to refresh my multithread-programming skills and, more importantly, to grok how it gets done in Java.

I'm currently reading Concurrent and Real-Time Programming in Java by Andy Wellings. While the crux of the book is real-time system programming, it devotes about a third to the generally applicable concurrency topics and how they are exploited in Java. Plus, it even covers concurrency-related changes introduced in Java 1.5.

This is nice, especially compared to the latest edition of the classic Concurrent Programming in Java: Design Principles and Patterns, published in ... 1999! There are rumours that a third edition is underway, but until then this book could serve as a good, modern and concise introduction to concurrent programming in Java.

2 Comments:

Anonymous notbrainsurgery said...

Doug Lea book is very good.
It is little dated, but it covers
fundamentals very well.

You will be surprised how many Java
programmers have no good knowledge of
multithreading.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Max Ischenko said...

Doug Lea book is very good.No disagreement here. I intentionally referred to it as "classics"

8:55 PM  

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