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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 learned how to leverage parallel programming concepts in our .NET applications. We got hands-on with Parallel.For, Parallel.ForEach, and Parallel.ForEachAsync loops. In those sections, we learned how to safely aggregate data while maintaining thread safety. Next, we learned how to manage relationships between parent tasks and their parallel children. This will help to ensure your applications maintain an expected order of operations.

Finally, we covered some important pitfalls to avoid when implementing parallelism in our applications. Developers will want to pay close attention to avoid any of these pitfalls in their own applications.

To read more about data parallelism in .NET, the Data Parallelism documentation on Microsoft Docs is a great place to start:

In the next chapter, we will continue our exploration of the TPL by learning how to leverage...