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Thread vs Executor
Joined: Dec 16, 2007
Oct 17, 2008 02:52:00
What is the advantage of using Executors over conventional threading? Can anyone explain with a simple example?
Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Oct 17, 2008 04:16:00
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Joined: Feb 25, 2007
Oct 17, 2008 04:53:00
Executors is a threadpool.
Its costly to create a new thread everytime to process a task.
Its effective and recommended to reuse threads if possible.
Executors do just that for you.
This is the basic benefit of using Executors over thread creation per task.
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