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Thread: DateFormat is not thread safe

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    Default DateFormat is not thread safe

    Sorry if this is already posted. But this is one important thing to note:
    DateFormat is not thread safe. Using it in two parallel threads cause corruption of data or runtime exception. Use jodatime where ever you can.

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    Default Re: DateFormat is not thread safe

    Indeed, this is what the API tells you.

    Date formats are not synchronized. It is recommended to create separate format instances for each thread. If multiple threads access a format concurrently, it must be synchronized externally.
    I personally like using Joda-Time as well, its great. I believe the current Java API for dates is somewhat behind its time, hehe.

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    Default Re: DateFormat is not thread safe

    Yeah, I agree with that.

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    Default Re: DateFormat is not thread safe

    I thought this was a tip, just curious why is this moved to 'New to Java'.

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    Default Re: DateFormat is not thread safe

    Quote Originally Posted by trueacumen View Post
    I thought this was a tip, just curious why is this moved to 'New to Java'.

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    Hey trueacumen.

    Sorry I moved this to the 'New to Java' forum as the 'Tips & Tutorials' forum is more for code snippets & examples.

    Thanks for the submission though, I may add a sub forum called 'Tips' for things like this. What do you think?
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    Default Re: DateFormat is not thread safe

    I think that makes sense. I really appreciate the effort you are putting in maintaining these forums.

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