..."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 combinedFSP/Java approach to model–based development is leading–edge. The supporting materials, including the LTSA software and thelecture slides, are superb. ( Scott Smolka, SUNY at StonyBrook)
This book provides a systematic and practical approach todesigning, analyzing and implementing concurrent programs, usingboth state models and Java programs to introduce and illustrate keyconcepts 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 sciencegraduate and undergraduate students, this second edition includesnew coverage of Program Verification and Logical Properties. Theaccompanying website contains an updated version of the LTSA toolfor modeling concurrency, model animation and model checking. Thewebsite also includes the full set of state models, Java examplesand demonstration programs and a comprehensive series of overheadslides for course presentation.
Ideal for classroom use or self–study, this book providesreaders with the means to understand the fundamentals and practiceof concurrency.