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Improving your C# Skills

By : Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan, John Callaway, Clayton Hunt, Rod Stephens
Book Image

Improving your C# Skills

By: Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan, John Callaway, Clayton Hunt, Rod Stephens

Overview of this book

This Learning Path shows you how to create high performing applications and solve programming challenges using a wide range of C# features. You’ll begin by learning how to identify the bottlenecks in writing programs, highlight common performance pitfalls, and apply strategies to detect and resolve these issues early. You'll also study the importance of micro-services architecture for building fast applications and implementing resiliency and security in .NET Core. Then, you'll study the importance of defining and testing boundaries, abstracting away third-party code, and working with different types of test double, such as spies, mocks, and fakes. In addition to describing programming trade-offs, this Learning Path will also help you build a useful toolkit of techniques, including value caching, statistical analysis, and geometric algorithms. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 High Performance by Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan • Practical Test-Driven Development using C# 7 by John Callaway, Clayton Hunt • The Modern C# Challenge by Rod Stephens
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt
What to Know Before Getting Started
Files and Directories
Advanced C# and .NET Features

Chapter 3. Multithreading and Asynchronous Programming in .NET Core

Multithreading and asynchronous programming are two essential techniques that facilitate the development of highly scalable and performant applications. If the application is not responsive, it affects the user experience and increases the level of dissatisfaction. On the other hand, it also increases the resource usage on the server side, or where the application is running, and also increases the memory size and/or CPU usage. Nowadays, hardware is very cheap, and every machine comes with multiple CPU cores. Implementing multithreading and using asynchronous programming techniques not only increases the performance of the application, but also makes the application more responsive in nature.

This chapter examines the core concepts of multithreading and the asynchronous programming model to help you use them in your projects and increase the overall performance of your applications.

The following is a list of the topics that...