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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

Chapter 9: Working with Concurrent Collections in .NET

This chapter will dive deeper into some of the concurrent collections in the System.Collections.Concurrent namespace. These specialized collections help to preserve data integrity when using concurrency and parallelism in your C# code. Each section of this chapter will provide practical examples of how to use a specific concurrent collection provided by .NET.

We have seen some basic use of parallel data structures in .NET. We have already covered the basics of each of the concurrent collections in the Introduction to concurrency section of Chapter 2. So, we will quickly jump into the examples of their use in this chapter and learn more about their application and inner workings.

In this chapter, we will do the following:

  • Using BlockingCollection
  • Using ConcurrentBag
  • Using ConcurrentDictionary
  • Using ConcurrentQueue
  • Using ConcurrentStack

By the end of this chapter, you will have a deeper understanding...