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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

Introducing multithreaded debugging

Debugging is a key component of every .NET developer’s skillset. Nobody ever writes bug-free code and introducing multithreaded constructs to your project only increases the chances of introducing bugs. As .NET and C# have added more support for parallel programming and concurrency, Visual Studio has added more debugging features to support those constructs.

Today, Visual Studio provides the following multithreaded debugging features for the modern .NET developer:

  • Threads: This window shows a list of the threads that are used by your application while debugging. It also indicates which thread is active when it stopped at a breakpoint in your code.
  • Parallel Stacks: This window allows developers to visualize the call stacks for each thread in their application in a single view. Selecting a thread in the window will display call stack information for the selected thread in the Call Stack window.
  • Parallel Watch: This window...