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Ellen Zhao
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I really liked Henry's Java Threads, 1st Edition. I'm so glad to see Henry here. Joined in September of this year, he hasn't posted much, but almost all his posts are so articulate, few words but right-to-the-point, I enjoy reading them. Come here often and post around, Henry, you're going to have a bunch of fans.


Best Regards,
Ellen

PS: How different is the 3rd edition from the 1st edition?
 
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Ellen, thanks for the kind words.

To answer your question:

- The first edition, released in 1997, covers up to Java 1.1. The third edition, released in 2004, covers up to JDK 1.5 (a.k.a. JDK 5.0).

- The third edition is nearly a total rewrite that addresses *every* issue submitted directly or indirectly to O'Reilly. We also combed sites like Amazon.com for comments.

- The third edition also has chapters that specifically target Swing, collections, IO, performance, multiprocessors, and optimistic locking techniques.

Henry
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I'm moving this over to the "Bunkhouse Porch" -- its a lovely little place for authors and readers to talk about stuff.

So please post your replies over there. Thanks!
 
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