Talk: Concurrency Options on the JVM

or, “Everything You Never Wanted to Know About java.util.concurrent.ExecutorService But Needed To”

from StrangeLoop, 18 Sep 2014


A careful design lets you write a concurrent application without thinking about deadlock or synchronization. Getting to that design takes a lot of thinking. This session delivers the background you need to make good decisions about concurrency tools. You’ll learn what’s available in Java, including how to tune an ExecutorService for your threading needs. After that, learn how this impacts higher-level abstractions in JVM languages: choose from various Futures, Scala’s akka actors, and Clojure’s core.async coroutines. Whether you’re working in pure Java or the best concurrency models the JVM has to offer, this session will help you make design decisions that keep your code deadlock-free.