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sanj singh
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Hi All,
Can anybody please advise me which book should I go for
Concurrent Programming in Java by Doug Lea
or
Taming Java Threads by Alan Hollub.
Or is it enough to just read
Java Thread Programming by Paul Hyde
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sanj
 
Peter den Haan
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For what it's worth, I haven't read any of these books, but I have read articles from Hollub's hand and he definitely knows what he's talking about.
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Jim Baiter
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Doug Lea's is really good too although he focuses alot on using patterns to develop a concurrent library. He makes this available as a freebie download, see http://gee.cs.oswego.edu/dl/classes/EDU/oswego/cs/dl/util/concurrent/intro.html
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Sathvathsan Sampath
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Sanj,
I am reading Doug Lea's book and all I can say its really a fantastic book. He gives a very detailed explanation about threading and various practical issues. There is a lot of stress on different patterns which might be useful.
But please note that you need spend considerable time on it and have some patience coz the discussions are in-depth. On the whole I'd say if you want to learn some prety serious stuff on threading then go for it.

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dan moore
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mr hyde's book is a lovely clear introduction but some v. dodgy bits in nitty-gritty.
 
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