Java Threads, Second Edition
||Author: Scott Oaks, Henry Wong|
List Price: $34.95
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Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates (01 January, 1999)
Sales Rank: 14,658
Average Customer Rating: 3.07 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
This book blows!
I started reading it for the second time, and it stinks! I'm just gonna put it down and spend some more money. It was a twisted learning experience, not worth a cent.
Rating: 1 out of 5
I have much respect for O'Reilly books but this is the second book from O'Reilly that I have thrown to trash can. The topic is very poorly covered - for example, the covers very briefly in chapter 2 about the difference between extending 'Thread' class vs. implementing 'Runnable' They states that this topic is 'beyond the scope of this book'. This is basic 101 on Java Thread - Runnable vs. Thread and Runnable is very prefered way. Why? Well, if you extends 'Thread', you cannot extends other classes. Also, you don't have to worry about changes into Thread class in the future.
After reading first two chapters, I threw away the copy. You are better off with other books.
Rating: 2 out of 5
Could be much better
This is a prettry decent book on threads, but I frankly found it to be a little flat. The writing doesn't exactly pop and it is a pretty small book. I think they could easily write a book about twice the size and cover the topic entirely.
However, if you are new to multithreading, or at least new to Java threads, this is a great intorduction to the subject. And it is very difficult to find a lot of information on Java threads anyway, which is why I bought this book in the first place. There are some very practical code examples too, including a round robin scheduler.
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