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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 1, Managed Threading Concepts 

  1. A managed thread is a thread that is created in .NET-managed code with the System.Threading.Thread object. 
  2. Set the Thread.IsBackground property to true before calling Thread.Start()
  3. .NET will throw a ThreadStateException exception. 
  4. .NET prioritizes managed threads mostly based on their Thread.Priority value. 
  5. ThreadPriority.Highest.
  6. Thread.Abort() is not supported by .NET 6. The code will not compile. 
  7. Add an object parameter to the method to be started by the new thread, and pass the data when calling Thread.Start(data)
  8. Pass the delegate to the cancellation token’s Register method.