This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
1. create a class and extend the Thread class.
2. Override the run() method of Thread. This is where the synchronized block of code will go.
3. For our three thread objects to share the same object, we will need to create a constructor that accepts a StringBuffer object in the argument.
4. The synchronized block of code will obtain a lock on the StringBuffer object from step 3
5. Within the block, output the StringBuffer 100 times (i only output 10 times so i could read all the output in the shell) and then increment the letter in the StringBuffer. You can check
Chapter 6 for StringBuffer methods that will help with this.
6. Finally, in the main() method, create a single StringBuffer object using the letter A, then create three instances of our class and start all three of them (i also named the threads so the output makes more sense to me).
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