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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 5: Asynchronous Programming with C#

The .NET task asynchronous programming (TAP) model, which uses the async and await keywords, was introduced in .NET Framework 4.5. The C# language’s support for these keywords was released at the same time in C# 5. Now, a decade later, the TAP model is an integral part of most .NET developers’ toolsets.

This chapter will explain asynchronous programming in C#, explore how to use Task objects, and delve into best practices of using async and await for I/O-bound and CPU-bound scenarios with .NET.

In this chapter, you will learn about the following:

  • More about asynchronous programming in .NET
  • Working with Task objects
  • Interop with synchronous code
  • Working with multiple background tasks
  • Asynchronous programming best practices

By the end of this chapter, you will have a deeper understanding of asynchronous programming and should feel confident enough to add advanced async features to your team...