hi... i am preparing for the certification from the past 2 weeks.. but the problem is i am struck up with threads .. i find that very difficult to get going .. well can anyone suggest me a very very good book on threads .. and also can anyone tell me on what part of threads should i concentrate more ... please help me ..else i cannot proced further .. help needed..
Even i am preparing for the exam. Even i faced some problems feeling comfortable with threads. After reading R&H and Exam Cram on the threads chapters i was not feeling comfortable. I bought the "Java Threads by Scott Oaks and Henry Wong" by OReilly. After reading this book a couple of times ( you need not read the chapters on Parallel Processing and stuff you are not comfortable ), i tried the review questions on R&H, Bill Brodgen's exam cram and Khalid Mughals book on threads. I could almost nail each and every questions. My confidence as far as Threads go is pretty good now. This book is a beginner to Intermediate level book. There are advanced level ones out there which you can try after your SCJP. Doug Lea's book is my target next - but you need not read that for the sake of exam i think. If you want to develop architectural solutions involving Threads and design patterns then Doug Lea's book should be good. For the exam sake, try Java Threads by OReilly.