Java Virtual Threads

Oracle DevLive Level Up - Java Developer Day

Concurrent applications, those serving multiple independent application actions simultaneously, are the bread and butter of Java server-side programming. The thread has been Java’s primary unit of concurrency since its inception and is core to the entire Java platform. However, it can no longer efficiently represent a domain unit of concurrency. As a result, Java has seen a proliferation of libraries and frameworks that offer scalability while abandoning the thread as the unit of software concurrency—and, with it, the support of Java’s observability tooling. In this session, learn how Project Loom aims to reinstate the thread as an efficient unit of concurrency by adding a lightweight implementation of threads to the Java platform.