This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
If you implement Runnable you still have to pass your class to a Thread if you want to start it. Following the 'Favor Composition Over Inheritance' you most likely are always better off implementing Runnable than extending Thread.
JDBCSupport - An easy to use, light-weight JDBC framework -