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Concurrent Programming : The Java Programming Language - Stephen Hartley

Concurrent Programming

The Java Programming Language


Published: 1st February 1998
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The popularity of the Internet has led to rapidly expanding interest in client-server programming by all kinds of businesses and organizations. Many client and server applications benefit from their design as object-oriented programs with multiple threads of control. An object-oriented language with built-in threads, Java is ideal for concurrent programming and developing multi-threaded applications. Demand for programmers skilled in object-oriented design and concurrency will only grow in the future, making concurrent programming and the Java programming language increasingly important to programming students and professionals.
Designed for students and professionals, Concurrent Programming: The Java Programming Language provides a practical, demonstrative introduction to the issues and concepts in concurrent programming, operating systems, the client-server model, and multiple threads. It features numerous Java example programs as stand-alone applications rather than as simple applets, showing readers how to utilize the Java programming language to write programs that use semaphores, monitors, message passing, remote procedure calls, and the rendezvous for thread synchronization and communication. Each example program includes output from one or more sample runs. Multithreading issues such as race conditions, critical sections, mutual exclusion, and condition synchronization are covered. Several thread communication tools used extensively in client server programming--message passing, the rendezvous, and remote procedure calls--are also described. An algorithm animation package, written in Java, is used in several of the example programs. The book concludes with a brief introduction to parallel processing with Java.
Concurrent Programming: The Java Programming Language is suitable for a concurrent programming course or as a supplement in an operating systems class. Professional programmers will also find the presentation accessible. All source code for the book is available by anonymous ftp from ftp.mcs.drexel.edu and from the World Wide Web at http: //www.mcs.drexel.edu/ shartley/ConcProgJava/index.html.

"A great book. Our top students love it. We could use it in three courses."--R. Waldo Roth, Taylor University "A neatly written book, a handy companion to an operating systems text."--Marek, Suchenek, California State University Dominguez Hills "Hartley's excellent introduction to the concurrency features of Java uses concurrency problems from the operating systems domain as the driving applications. . . . Examples guide the student through many iterations of solutions, and show along the way how some solutions may be incorrect, and how they can be corrected and made efficient. . . . Suitable for undergraduate and graduate students and practitioners who already know sequential Java well, and who are interested in understanding and implementing concurrent programs in Java."--Choice

Preface 1: Introduction 1.1: Hardware and Software Concepts 2: The Java Programming Language 2.1: Sequential Features 2.2: Objects 2.3: Command Line Argument Parsin 2.4: Inheritance 2.5: Packages 2.6: Genetic Algorithms 2.7: Animating Programs with Java's AWT 2.8: Exercises 3: Concurrent Programming 3.1: Java Threads 3.2: Why Use Threads? 3.3: Debugging Techniques 3.4: Race Conditions and Thread Synchronization 3.5: The Mutual Exclusion Problem 3.6: Exercises 4: Semaphores 4.1: Definitions and Implementation 4.2: Java Sempahores 4.3: Classical Operating Systems Problems 4.4: Sempahore Solutions 4.5: Deadlock 4.6: Counting Semaphores from Binary 4.7: Animating Operating Systems Algorithms 4.8: Exercises 5: Monitors 5.1: Definitions 5.2: Signal and Exit 5.3: Signal and Continue 5.4: Deadlock 5.5: Binary and Counting Semaphore Monitors 5.6: Locks 5.7: Notification Objects 5.8: Implementing Monitors with Semaphores 5.9: Algorithm Animation 5.10: Exercises 6: Message Passing and the Rendezvous 6.1: Message Passing Definitions 6.2: Message Passing in Java 6.3: Rendezvous 6.4: Remote Method Invocation 6.5: More Animation with Java 6.6: Java 7: Parallel Computing 7.1: Definitions 7.2: Data Parallel Message Passing 7.3: Worker Crew Message Passing 7.4: Shared Memory Parallelism 7.5: Patterns of Communication 7.6: Exercises Program and Library Class Source Code Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780195113150
ISBN-10: 0195113152
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st February 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.0  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.38