This week's book giveaway is in the Agile and Other Processes forum. We're giving away four copies of The Journey To Enterprise Agility and have Daryl Kulak & Hong Li on-line! See this thread for details.
Following is the implementation of Thread.join(long millis). Calling newThread.join() leads to join(0) being called which in turn,as Henry said,causes the method to return,because isAlive() for a thread that has not been started would return false.