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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


  1. Which design pattern models how to create an object that only has one instance?
  2. What .NET attribute will cause a static field to have one instance per thread?
  3. What is a threading deadlock?
  4. Which method on the Monitor class can be used to specify a timeout when trying to access a locked resource?
  5. Which lightweight class can be used to lock value types for atomic operations?
  6. Which thread-safe operation can be used to add two integers?
  7. What option can be set on a Parallel.For or Parallel.ForEach loop to limit the number of threads used?
  8. How can you limit the number of threads used in a PLINQ query?
  9. What is the name of the method to find the current minimum thread values on the thread pool?