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Lesson 11 - Multithreading in Java - ForkJoinPool

In the previous lesson, Multithreading in Java - ThreadPool, we talked about ThreadPool and we ended mentioning ForkJoinPool. We're going to introduce it in today's Java tutorial.

ForkJoinPool

ForkJoinPool is not just one class, but a whole framework added to Java 7:

Fork join pool

The basis is the ForkJoinPool class, which implements the ExecutorService interface. We already know this from previous lessons. This ThreadPool uses the task stealing algorithm that we explained last time. I'm attaching a picture just as a refresher. The core idea is that a thread that has


 

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In this tutorial, we'll introduce advanced techniques for parallel programming in Java. We'll describe ForkJoinPool.

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