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[Snippet] Synchronized threads


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public class TEST {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws InterruptedException {
        //create our something object that you need to get info from
        final Something something = new Something();
        //create a thread and pass the runnable subclass though as a parameter
        //so the thread knows what it's job is
        final Thread thread = new Thread(something);
        //start the thread
        //synchronized block with the target of the thread we will be waiting on
        synchronized (thread) {
            System.out.println("Entering synchronized block");
            //telling the main thread we are waiting on the other thread to complete
            //providing our result from the something class
            System.out.println("Thread has been notified");
            System.out.println("Calling the result from something...");
            System.out.println("Got result: " + something.getResult());


public class Something implements Runnable {

    private int result;

    public void run() {

        // the synchronized block that will execute after wait() was called on this
        // object
        synchronized (this) {
            //just doing the math
            final int num = 5;
            final int multiplier = 5;
            result = num * multiplier;
            System.out.println("Did math, the answer is: " + result);

            // notify must be called to notify the main thread that this job is complete and
            // the other thread can proceed
    //grabbing the result of whatever info want from this class
    public int getResult() {
        return this.result;



Entering synchronized block
Did math, the answer is: 25
Thread has been notified
Calling the result from something...
Got result: 25


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