First, Congrats for the great serie Head First.
It�s really funny and piece of cake to learn the concepts in those books.
Particulary, I have HF EJB and HF Patterns and just loved it.
My questions is: The second edition of HF Java couvers only the old Thread API or does it couvers and new Concurrency API ?
Originally posted by Bert Bates:
Hi V -
Our thinking is that most of the new Tiger concurrency features are fairly advanced - since HFJ is an intro oriented book we didn't add any new concurrency stuff to the basic threads coverage that was in the first edition.
Bert; Are you saying then that the book is meant only for beginners? I have had to deal with concurrentModificationException in some application I worked on in the past which the concurrency features were meant to address and you omitted this important feature in HFJ?
There's a big old API out there and we did our best to decide which parts of it would be best to explore in an "intro to Java and OO" book. The fact that we left it out doesn't imply that we think it's not important!
Hmmm... I guess the short answer is, we left it out.