The Art of Concurrency: A Thread Monkey's Guide to Writing Parallel Applications
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The Art of Concurrency: A Thread Monkey's Guide to Writing Parallel Applications (Theory In Practice)

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If you're looking to take full advantage of multi-core processors with concurrent programming, this practical book provides the knowledge and hands-on experience you need. The Art of Concurrency is one of the few resources to focus on implementing algorithms in the shared-memory model of multi-core processors, rather than just theoretical models or distributed-memory archi...more
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Published May 7th 2009 by O'Reilly Media
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Thomas Harning
With CPUs growing in power by adding additional core as opposed to just getting “faster”, learning how to take advantage of parallel programming is a must. The book “The Art of Concurrency: A Thread Monkey's Guide to Writing Parallel Applications” by Clay Breshears works great as a reference and guide for determining when parallelization may be possible, how it could be done, and what to look out for.

The book introduces the reader to parallel programming with a set of useful rules and guidelines...more
Jason
This is an OK and pretty entry level guide to writing concurrency. Not much to new here if you already understand threading primitives, semaphores, etc. I skimmed most of it after the first couple of chapters.
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