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About the Course

This course teaches learners (industry professionals and students) the fundamental concepts of concurrent programming in the context of Java 8. Concurrent programming enables developers to efficiently and correctly mediate the use of shared resources in parallel programs. By the end of this course, you will learn how to use basic concurrency constructs in Java such as threads, locks, critical sections, atomic variables, isolation, actors, optimistic concurrency and concurrent collections, as well as their theoretical foundations (e.g., progress guarantees, deadlock, livelock, starvation, linearizability). Why take this course? • It is important for you to be aware of the theoretical foundations of concurrency to avoid common but subtle programming errors. • Java 8 has modernized many of the concurrency constructs since the early days of threads and locks. • During the course, you will have online access to the instructor and mentors to get individualized answers to your questions posted on the forums. • Each of the four modules in the course includes an assigned mini-project that will provide you with the necessary hands-on experience to use the concepts learned in the course on your own, after the course ends. The desired learning outcomes of this course are as follows: • Concurrency theory: progress guarantees, deadlock, livelock, starvation, linearizability • Use of threads and structured/unstructured locks in Java • Atomic variables and isolation • Optimistic concurrency and concurrent collections in Java (e.g., concurrent queues, concurrent hashmaps) • Actor model in Java Mastery of these concepts will enable you to immediately apply them in the context of concurrent Java programs, and will also help you master other concurrent programming system that you may encounter in the future (e.g., POSIX threads, .NET threads)....

Top reviews


Sep 1, 2017

Great course. With minimal effort you can learn about important concepts and see immediate results regarding the actual speedup you can achieve using concurrent programming.


Feb 8, 2020

Excellent way to refresh what I learned some years ago in Operator System. Also I won a small hands-on experience using locks, isolation and high level concurrency in Java.

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By Douglas H

Sep 5, 2017

Great course in the series on Parallel, Concurrent and Distributed Programming in Java.

By Prabhakar K S

Aug 11, 2019

one best course to understand the foundation for threads and concurrent programming.

By Robinson S

May 18, 2019

The course is very good, teaching in simple way several complex questions.


May 30, 2019

I enjoyed doing this course more than the Parallel Programming in Java

By Sudharaka P

Nov 19, 2018

Great course to understand the fundamentals of concurrent programming!

By Mr. J

Jan 24, 2018

Fine survey of the core concepts supported by mini project and quizes

By Elias R

Jul 29, 2019

Very interesting and comprehensive. Maybe a little bit too easy.

By Mahesh C

Feb 24, 2018

very nice content and throughly articulated the difficult topic

By Samarjit P

May 27, 2020

I found this course very useful in real-world problem solving.

By Jad C

Oct 9, 2018

Great course, it focuses on the basics and let you master them

By David L

Sep 23, 2017

Great prof, great material, great TAs ...

Highly recommended!

By Benjamin G J

Aug 10, 2018

Much stronger in mini-projects than the first course.

By Amr H G

Nov 24, 2019

Amazing course to learn about concurrent programming

By Leonid S

Mar 15, 2019

Excellent! Great thanks to professor Vivek Sarkar

By Zeeshan A

Mar 5, 2019

Excellent course , well explained and organised.

By Abinash S

Jan 24, 2018

Precise but comprehensive at the same time

By Hang Z

Mar 15, 2020

Very useful, learn a lot of new concepts.


Nov 18, 2017

Another great course from Prof. Sarkar!

By Ag I B A D

Sep 17, 2019

great course on concurrency topic

By Serdar S

Mar 16, 2020

Thanks and love to Prof. Sarkar


Apr 28, 2021

Genial se agradece el aporte.

By Keesun B

Feb 18, 2018

Very well organized course

By Chandi P

Oct 15, 2017

Very informative course !

By Tai H T

Nov 22, 2017

Good course. Thank you.


Apr 16, 2021

Un excelente curso