"The wise man can pick up a grain of sand and envision a whole universe. But the stupid man will just lie down on some seaweed and roll around until he's completely draped in it. Then he'll stand up and say 'Hey, I'm Vine Man.'"
—Jack Handey


When coding in Java, you must learn to command and conquer threads. In Java, threads are important for things such as handling input and network programming. Before you read any further, you will need to understand the underlying characteristics of threads, how to use them, and how to handle them safely with one another.