Photo CD is a format introduced by Kodak in 1992 as a means to store and edit high-quality digital images that were taken using film and conventional cameras. It was widely used by professional photographers and for commercial purposes. Photo CDs could store 100 high-quality digital images along with slides and scanned prints. The images had a...
A thread, in the context of Java, is the path followed when executing a program. All Java programs have at least one thread, known as the main thread, which is created by the JVM at the program’s start, when the main() method is invoked with the main thread. In Java, creating a thread is accomplished by implementing an interface and extending a class. Every Java thread is created and controlled by the java.lang.Thread class.
When a thread is created, it is assigned a priority. The thread with higher priority is executed first, followed by lower-priority threads. The JVM stops executing threads under either of the following conditions:
Java is a multi-threaded application that allows multiple thread execution at any particular time. In a single-threaded application, only one thread is executed at a time because the application or program can handle only one task at a time.
For example, a single-threaded application may allow for the typing of words. However, this single thread requires an additional single thread allowing for the recording of keystrokes in order to type the words. Thus, a single-threaded application records the keystrokes, allowing the next single-threaded application (the typing of words) to follow.
However, a multi-threaded application allows for the handling of both tasks (recording and typing the keystrokes) within one application.
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