What is the difference between Runnable and extends Thread

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There are 2 ways of writing Threads in Java:

public class myRunnable implements Runnable {
    public void run() {
        //Code
    }
}

Or, with extends Thread:

public class myThread extends Thread {
    public myThread() {
        super("myThread");
    }
    public void run() {
        //Code
    }
}

What are the significant differences in these two blocks of code?

Apr 30, 2018 in Java by developer_1
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edited Apr 30, 2018 by developer_1 876 views

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Runnable is the preferred way to create a thread as it. You're not really specialising the thread's behaviour. You're just giving it something to run.

It means you can implement Runnable and extend from another class as well. while extending thread we cannot extend another class.
answered May 1, 2018 by sharth
• 3,370 points

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