Java Multithreading

This training focuses on multithreading, concurrency and parallel programming in Java from low level aspects to high level API elements in order to create asynchronous code.
Code: JVA-054
Duration: 16 hours


This training focuses on multithreading, concurrency and parallel programming in Java from low level aspects to high level API elements in order to create asynchronous code. Each chapter focuses on one of the API elements like Threads, Locks, Synchronizers etc. The course does not cover external tools and libraries.


  • Multithreading and multiprocessing
  • Basic concepts – process, thread, scheduler
  • Parallelism and Concurrency
  • Amdahl’s and Gustafson laws
  • Types of multithreading
  • Multithreading application in Java

Creating Threads
  • Thread as object; creating and running thread
  • Implementation of Runnable
  • Extending Thread class
  • Comparing Runnable and Thread
  • Using ThreadFactory
  • Thread lifecycle
  • Thread states

Interrupting Threads
  • Returning from run method
  • Using sleep method
  • Using interrupt method
  • isInterrupted and interrupted methods
  • Using stop method
  • Using thread yield
  • Thread states diagram

Priorities and demonology
  • Thread priorities
  • Priorities in operating system
  • Demon threads
  • Infrastructure threads

Synchronization – basics
  • Time synchronization – time sort
  • Lost update problem
  • Ways to synchronize threads
  • Costs of synchronization
  • Synchronize keyword
  • Monitors
  • Synchronization blocks
  • Producer – Consumer pattern
  • Wait, notify and thread lifecycle
  • Wait vs sleep
  • Producer – Consumer pattern with pipes

  • What is deadlock?
  • Examples of deadlocks

Volatile and Atomic Values
  • Memory access performance
  • CPU memory model
  • Compiler and CPU
  • Java memory model
  • volatile keyword
  • CAS algorithm
  • Atomic References
  • Atomic counter example

  • Lost insert (update) problem
  • Synchronized collections
  • Concurrent library
  • Concurrent collections
  • Queue and Deque
  • BlockingQueue

Lock and semaphore
  • Lock interface
  • Condition in locks
  • ReadWriteLock
  • Semaphore interface

  • Introduction – where to put semaphore where synchronizer
  • CountDownLatch
  • TransportTyconTutor – full example of using synchronizers and semaphores!
  • CyclicBarrier
  • Phaser
  • Phaser phases and tutor

Executor Framework
  • Why we need ExecutorFramework
  • Executor and ExecutorService
  • ThreadPool
  • Scheduling tasks
  • Running tasks
  • Stoping tasks
  • Future interface

  • Why we need ForkJoinFramework
  • Basics – divide and conquer algorithm
  • Limitations
  • Elements – Pool and task
  • Recursive actions and tasks
  • Common workflow
  • Asynchronous search

Asynchronous programming
  • Asynchronous and synchronous programming
  • CompletableFuture interface
  • Chaining and composing CompletableFutures
  • Method sumary

Storing data in Threads
  • Sharing runnable objects between threads
  • Overriding values in objects
  • ThreadLocal Store

Exception handling
  • Exceptions in multithreading application
  • Handling Exception with UncatchingExceptinoHandler


Improve Java development skills with regard to multithreading by discussion and analysis of practical cases.

Target Audience

Junior and intermediate Java developers as well as Senior java developers who would like to learn more advanced elements of API.

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Bucharest €315
Krakow €315
Wroclaw €315

Invoices for the course will be issued in local currency. All fees above can change according to training location and delivery mode and are subject to change while scheduling. Price does not include VAT.

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Recommended Reading:

  • Java 7 Concurrency Cookbook - Fernandez Javier
  • Java Concurrency in Practice – Brian Goetz et al.
  • JSR 133 – Java memory model specification
  • Java Language Specification chapter 17.

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