In this lesson, you’ll cover some terminology:
- CPU (central processing unit) is a piece of hardware in a computer that executes binary code.
- OS (operating system) is software that schedules when programs can use the CPU.
- Process is a program that is being executed.
- Thread is part of a process.
Blocking happens when a thread is stuck, waiting for a something to finish so it can complete its function. When single-threaded apps get blocked, this causes a poor user experience and slower overall execution time.
Multi-threaded apps can execute more than one function at what appears to be the same time. While one thread is blocked, other threads can continue their execution.
Colin Potter on July 14, 2020
Lee Gaines, there are short and curlies all over my screen :)