..."this well written book [...] will be useful to those designing distributed systems" --Computing Reviews, June 2000
From the Back Cover
‘I love this book! It is beautifully written and the combined FSP/Java approach to model–based development is leading–edge. The supporting materials, including the LTSA software and the lecture slides, are superb.’ ( Scott Smolka, SUNY at Stony Brook) This book provides a systematic and practical approach to designing, analyzing and implementing concurrent programs, using both state models and Java programs to introduce and illustrate key concepts and techniques. Topics covered include: threads and interaction interference, exclusion and synchronization deadlock, safety and liveness properties message passing concurrent software architectures dynamic and timed systems. Established as a key learning resource for computer science graduate and undergraduate students, this second edition includes new coverage of Program Verification and Logical Properties. The accompanying website contains an updated version of the LTSA tool for modeling concurrency, model animation and model checking. The website also includes the full set of state models, Java examples and demonstration programs and a comprehensive series of overhead slides for course presentation. Ideal for classroom use or self–study, this book provides readers with the means to understand the fundamentals and practice of concurrency.