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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

Choosing the right path forward

Now that you have been introduced to some advanced managed threading concepts, parallel programming, concurrent collections, and the async/await paradigm, let’s discuss how they all fit together in the real world. Choosing the right path forward with multithreaded development in .NET will usually involve more than one of these concepts.

When working with .NET 6, you should usually choose to create async methods in your projects. The reasons discussed in this chapter are compelling. Asynchronous programming keeps both client and server applications responsive, and async is used extensively throughout .NET itself.

Some of the Parallel class operations can be leveraged when your code needs to process a set of items quickly and the underlying code doing the processing is thread-safe. This is one place where concurrent collections can be introduced. If any parallel or async operations are manipulating shared data, the data should be stored in...