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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 Visual Studio features available to multithreaded application developers. We started by working with threads in the Threads window. This is the most universal debugging window when working doing parallel programming in .NET. It can provide essential information, regardless of whether you are working with async tasks, parallel loops, or standard Thread objects.

Next, we learned how to switch, flag, and freeze our threads while debugging. Finally, we looked at some of the advanced debugging tools for developers who are using Task objects or async/await in their code. The Parallel Stacks and Parallel Watch windows take task debugging to the next level. Finally, we took a quick look at the Tasks window and the Debug Location toolbar.

In the next chapter, Chapter 11, we will dive deeper into the different methods available to cancel concurrent and parallel work with .NET.