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Thread: Is thread the best option?

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    Default Is thread the best option?


    I am using servlets in Web Server and I need advice on how to do something I need...

    I need to have a calendar in a servlet webpage with time and date and I need to do an action on a data and time specified by the user...

    How can I do this?? After setting the date and time what is the easiest option??

    Get the time at the moment and the future time, make the difference and run a thread till reaches 0 and then call a certain class??

    Get the future time and keep checking the current time on a thread??


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    Default Re: Is thread the best option?

    Most servers should provide a scheduling facility for this kind of thing, so the first place to look would be the server API docs. But failing that, you could use a ScheduledExecutiveService such as ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor.

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