Thread in Java.

1. What is Thread?
 1.a. Thread is a Light-weight ,its allow multiple activities within a single process.
 1.b. All treads of a process share the common memory space, The process of execution multiple threads simultaneously is known as multi-threading.

2. Non-Thread Program vs Thread Program

2.a. Example Non-Thread Program.

public class WithoutThread {

 // main method
 public static void main(String[] args) {
  // TODO Auto-generated method stub
  String str = “banana”;
  String str2 = “papaya”;
  
  ProcessClass proStr = new ProcessClass();
  proStr.IterateRandomValue(str);
  proStr.IterateRandomValue(str2);
}
}
class ProcessClass{
 public void IterateRandomValue(String itr){
  for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++) {
    System.out.println(i + ” ” + itr );
  }
   }
 }

OUTPUT in Console:
0 banana
1 banana
2 banana
3 banana
4 banana
0 papaya
1 papaya
2 papaya
3 papaya
4 papaya

Descriptions on without Thread class : without added thread class, it will execute the process one by one ( check the output program above, program banana will run first until its finish, and then, papaya program will be run ) – sequentially. the Process will taking longer time to finish the processing compare than extends Thread class or implements Runnable class.

2.b. Thread Program.

  • the Functions of Java Threads is to allow multiple activities within a single process.
  • To implement The Threads function we need to extends Thread Class or Implements Interface Runnable Class.

Example Program extend Thread class.

public class ThreadExample {
 //Main Thread
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
     // TODO Auto-generated method stub
     String str = “banana”;
     String str2 = “papaya”;
     
     // First Thread
     ExtendThread firstThread = new ExtendThread(str);
     firstThread.start();
     
        //Second Tread
     ExtendThread secondThread = new ExtendThread(str2);
     secondThread.start();
    }

}

class ExtendThread extends Thread
{
 private String strNew;

 ExtendThread(String str) {
  strNew = new String(str);
 }

 @Override
 public void run() {
  for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++) {
   System.out.println(i + ” ” + strNew);
  }

 }
}

Output:
Starting Banana
Creating ..Papaya
Starting Papaya
Running..Banana
Thread : Banana,4
Running..Papaya
Thread : Papaya,4
Thread : Banana,3
Thread : Papaya,3
Thread : Banana,2
Thread : Papaya,2
Thread : Banana,1
Thread : Papaya,1

  • If we see the results for (papaya,1) and (Banana, 1) its actually run simultaneously
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