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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 have covered quite a bit of information about asynchronous development with C# and. NET. We started by covering some of the ways to handle I/O-bound and CPU-bound operations in your applications.

Next, we created some practical examples that use the Task and Task<TResult> classes and discovered how to work with multiple Task objects. You got some practical advice for interop between modern asynchronous code and legacy synchronous methods. Finally, we covered some of the most important rules to remember when working with asynchronous code and Task objects.

In the next chapter, Chapter 6, you will learn the ins and outs of parallel programming in .NET using the Task Parallel Library (TPL) and learn how to the avoid common pitfalls of parallel programming.