Tag Archives: worker thread

Is Javascript Multithreaded? How it handles asynchronous actions?

By | December 14, 2018

Javascript is a single threaded application. That means you cannot run more than one script at one time to modify DOM or something. But there are something called “Worker Threads” that spans separate threads outside your application that can do complex tasks which is linked by a Callback method. What is a Web Worker? When executing scripts in… Read More »

What are the main differences between a service and an Intent Service and when you should use it?

By | July 12, 2013

Service is a base class of service implementation. Service class is run in the application’s main thread which may reduce the application performance. Thus, IntentService, which is a direct subclass of Service is borned to make things easier. The IntentService is used to perform a certain task in the background. Once done, the instance of IntentService terminate itself… Read More »