Multi-core processors are now a popular item on most PC/Server hardware, making concurrency development an equally popular topic in software. Franco Travostino describes how even though concurrency is an old topic, cores have 'raised the bar'. It includes references to the recent JavaOne talk 'Robust and Scalable Concurrent Programming: Lessons from the Trenches' Read Franco Travostino's post 'Cores spread raises bar in concurrency': http://www.thingsthatscale.com/2009/06/cores-spread-raises-bar-in-concurrency/ Read the JavaOne PDF on the talk 'Robust and Scalable Concurrent Programming: Lessons from the Trenches': http://developers.sun.com/learning/javaoneonline/sessions/2009/pdf/TS-4620.pdf