Friday, January 21, 2011

Part 5: java.util.concurrent - Submit Callable< T > via ExecutorService

Future<T> submit(Callable<T> c)
Today in next part of the series we will talk about submission of callable task via executor service. 

As per JAVA version 6.0, ExecutorService Interface has following method -
Future< T >  submit( callable c ) 

  1. Submits a Callable task for execution and returns a Future representing that task computation.
  2. Future< T > will return T on successful completion of the process, otherwise result will not be T.

Lets start with Callable task - As we  know that Callable<T> interface has following method - public T call()
So when we say - ExecutorService.submit(Callable Task) --> It starts a new stack starting with call method of callable task, as call method can return T so does future object. Due to this reason the signature of submit(Callable c) is Future< T >.
T --> means anything that extends Object.

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import java.util.concurrent.Callable;
import java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException;
import java.util.concurrent.ExecutorService;
import java.util.concurrent.Executors;
import java.util.concurrent.Future;

public class CallableExample {

 private static final ExecutorService executorPool=Executors.newFixedThreadPool(2);
 public static void main(String[] args) {
  CallableTask_1 task_1 = new CallableTask_1();
  CallableTask_2 task_2 = new CallableTask_2();
   * Submit the first task
  Future fut_1 = executorPool.submit(task_1);
  Future fut_2 = executorPool.submit(task_2);
    System.out.println("TASK 1 completed SUCCESSFULLY");
    System.out.println("TASK 2 completed SUCCESSFULLY");
  }catch(ExecutionException e){   
  }catch(InterruptedException e){
   /**====VERY IMPORTANT===
    * This is required to stop the executor pool to
    * stop accepting new request.


  * This task will complete successfully
 public static class CallableTask_1 implements Callable{
  public Boolean call()throws NullPointerException{
   System.out.println("Hi, Inside Callable Task 1");
   return true;

  * This task will result in error.
 public static class CallableTask_2 implements Callable{
  public Boolean call()throws NullPointerException{
   System.out.println("Hi, Inside Callable Task 2");
   throw new IllegalStateException("Callable Task Exception");


Multithreading in JAVA.