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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

.NET threading through the years

Working with threads in .NET and C# has undergone much evolution since .NET Framework 1.0 and C# 1.0 were introduced in 2002. Most of the concepts discussed in Chapter 1, regarding the System.Threading.Thread objects have been available since those early days of .NET. While the Thread object is still available in .NET 6 and can be useful for simple scenarios, there are more elegant and modern solutions that are available today.

This section will highlight when the most impactful parallelism and concurrency features were added. We will begin by skipping ahead 8 years to 2010.

C# 4 and .NET Framework 4.0

In 2010, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 alongside C# 4 and .NET Framework 4.0. While some earlier language and framework features such as generics, lambda expressions, and anonymous methods would help facilitate later threading features, these 2010 releases were the most significant for threading since 2002. .NET Framework included the...