Wednesday, April 25, 2012

'volatile' keywork in Java

Found this excellent article on the web explaining the 'volatile' keyword in Java and how it can be used for concurrency. The tutorial also explains the changes to the volatile keyword functioning in Java 5.

Also found it interesting to understand what 'livelock' is? We often encounter dead-lock and thread starvation in parallel programming, but livelock is also possible :)