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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 covered the basics of managed threading and the System.Threading.Thread class. You should now have a good understanding of how to create and schedule a thread in .NET. You learned about some of the techniques for passing data to threads and how to use background threads for non-critical operations, so they don’t prevent your application from terminating. Finally, we used two different techniques for canceling threads in .NET.

In the next chapter, Chapter 2, we will learn how .NET has simplified and improved parallel programming and concurrency for developers over the last 20 years. Significant improvements were added in .NET 4.5 in the form of the async and await keywords, and .NET Core removed some of the legacy threading constructs of .NET Framework.