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Parallel Programming and Concurrency with C# 10 and .NET 6

By : Alvin Ashcraft
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Parallel Programming and Concurrency with C# 10 and .NET 6

By: Alvin Ashcraft

Overview of this book

.NET has included managed threading capabilities since the beginning, but early techniques had inherent risks: memory leaks, thread synchronization issues, and deadlocks. This book will help you avoid those pitfalls and leverage the modern constructs available in .NET 6 and C# 10, while providing recommendations on patterns and best practices for parallelism and concurrency. Parallel, concurrent, and asynchronous programming are part of every .NET application today, and it becomes imperative for modern developers to understand how to effectively use these techniques. This book will teach intermediate-level .NET developers how to make their applications faster and more responsive with parallel programming and concurrency in .NET and C# with practical examples. The book starts with the essentials of multi-threaded .NET development and explores how the language and framework constructs have evolved along with .NET. You will later get to grips with the different options available today in .NET 6, followed by insights into best practices, debugging, and unit testing. By the end of this book, you will have a deep understanding of why, when, and how to employ parallelism and concurrency in any .NET application.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1:Introduction to Threading in .NET
Part 2: Parallel Programming and Concurrency with C#
Part 3: Advanced Concurrency Concepts


In this chapter, we learned about the power of PLINQ to introduce parallel processing to our LINQ queries. We started by looking at how PLINQ differs from standard LINQ queries. Next, we explored how to introduce PLINQ into existing code by converting some standard LINQ queries. It is important to understand how PLINQ is impacting the performance of your applications, and we examined some timings in our sample applications. (Later, in Chapter 10, we will discuss some tools to test your application performance while testing it locally.) We covered some optimizations you can make to your queries with merge options and data ordering. Finally, we wrapped up by touching on some other .NET data structures and types to help provide type safety and performance to your applications.

In the next chapter, we will explore each of the concurrent collections in the System.Collections.Concurrent namespace in depth. The concurrent collections are key to ensuring that your parallel and...