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Hands-On Parallel Programming with C# 8 and .NET Core 3

By : Shakti Tanwar
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Hands-On Parallel Programming with C# 8 and .NET Core 3

By: Shakti Tanwar

Overview of this book

In today’s world, every CPU has a multi-core processor. However, unless your application has implemented parallel programming, it will fail to utilize the hardware’s full processing capacity. This book will show you how to write modern software on the optimized and high-performing .NET Core 3 framework using C# 8. Hands-On Parallel Programming with C# 8 and .NET Core 3 covers how to build multithreaded, concurrent, and optimized applications that harness the power of multi-core processors. Once you’ve understood the fundamentals of threading and concurrency, you’ll gain insights into the data structure in .NET Core that supports parallelism. The book will then help you perform asynchronous programming in C# and diagnose and debug parallel code effectively. You’ll also get to grips with the new Kestrel server and understand the difference between the IIS and Kestrel operating models. Finally, you’ll learn best practices such as test-driven development, and run unit tests on your parallel code. By the end of the book, you’ll have developed a deep understanding of the core concepts of concurrency and asynchrony to create responsive applications that are not CPU-intensive.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
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Section 1: Fundamentals of Threading, Multitasking, and Asynchrony
Section 2: Data Structures that Support Parallelism in .NET Core
Section 3: Asynchronous Programming Using C#
Section 4: Debugging, Diagnostics, and Unit Testing for Async Code
Section 5: Parallel Programming Feature Additions to .NET Core


Packt first contacted me about writing this book nearly a year ago. It's been a long journey, harder than I anticipated at times, and I've learned a lot. The book you hold now is the culmination of many long days, and I'm proud to finally present it.

Having written this book about C# means a lot to me as it has always been a dream of mine to write about the language that I started my career with. C# has really grown in leaps and bounds since it was first introduced. .NET Core has actually enhanced the power and reputation of C# within the developer community.

To make this book meaningful to a wide audience, we will cover both the classic threading model and the Task Parallel Library (TPL), using code to explain them. We'll first look at the basic concepts of the OS that make it possible to write multithreaded code. We'll then look closely at the differences between classic threading and the TPL.

In this book, I take care to approach parallel programming in the context of modern-day best programming practices. The examples have been kept short and simple so as to ease your understanding. The chapters have been written in a way that makes the topics easy to learn even if you don't have much prior knowledge of them.

I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.