ScheduledExecutorService class

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Java 1.5 'Tiger': A Developer's Notebook (O'Reilly) 
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import static java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit.SECONDS;

import java.util.Date;
import java.util.concurrent.Executors;
import java.util.concurrent.ScheduledExecutorService;
import java.util.concurrent.ScheduledFuture;

public class Main {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    // Get the scheduler
    ScheduledExecutorService scheduler =

    // Get a handle, starting now, with a 10 second delay
    final ScheduledFuture<?> timeHandle =
      scheduler.scheduleAtFixedRate(new TimePrinter(System.out), 0, 10, SECONDS);    

    // Schedule the event, and run for 1 hour (60 * 60 seconds)
    scheduler.schedule(new Runnable() {
      public void run() {
    }, 60*60, SECONDS);

     * On some platforms, you'll have to setup this infinite loop to see output
    while (true) { }

class TimePrinter implements Runnable {

  private PrintStream out;

  public TimePrinter(PrintStream out) {
    this.out = out;

  public void run() {
    out.printf("Current time: %tr%n", new Date());
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  1. ScheduledExecutorService class
  2. ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor: scheduleAtFixedRate(Runnable command, long initialDelay, long period, TimeUnit unit)