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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)
1
Part 1:Introduction to Threading in .NET
6
Part 2: Parallel Programming and Concurrency with C#
12
Part 3: Advanced Concurrency Concepts

Summary

In this chapter, we learned all about the various blocks in the TPL Dataflow library. We started by learning a little about each block type and providing a brief code snippet for each. Next, we created a practical example that implemented the producer/consumer pattern to fetch blog data from three different Microsoft blogs. We also examined TransformBlock, TransformManyBlock, and JoinBlock more closely in .NET console applications. You should now feel confident in your ability to use some of the dataflow blocks in your applications to automate some complex data workflows.

If you would like some additional reading about the TPL Dataflow library, you can download Introduction to TPL Dataflow from the Microsoft Download Center: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14782.

In the next chapter, Chapter 8, we will take a closer look at the collections in the System.Collections.Concurrent namespace. We will also discover some practical uses of PLINQ in modern...