If you are a C# developer who wants to develop modern applications in C# and wants to overcome problems by using asynchronous APIs and standard patterns, then this book is ideal for you. Reasonable development knowledge, an understanding of core elements and applications related to the .Net platform, and also the fundamentals of concurrency is assumed.What You Will LearnApply general multithreading concepts to your application's designLeverage lock-free concurrency and learn about its pros and cons to achieve efficient synchronization between user threadsCombine your asynchronous operations with Task Parallel LibraryMake your code easier with C#'s asynchrony supportUse common concurrent collections and programming patternsWrite scalable and robust server-side asynchronous codeCreate fast and responsible client applicationsAvoid common problems and troubleshoot your multi-threaded and asynchronous applicationsIn Detail
Starting with the traditional approach to concurrency, you will learn how to write multithreaded concurrent programs and compose ways that won't require locking. You will explore the concepts of parallelism granularity, and fine-grained and coarse-grained parallel tasks by choosing a concurrent program structure and parallelizing the workload optimally. You will also learn how to use task parallel library, cancellations, timeouts, and how to handle errors. You will know how to choose the appropriate data structure for a specific parallel algorithm to achieve scalability and performance. Further, you'll learn about server scalability, asynchronous I/O, and thread pools, and write responsive traditional Windows and Windows Store applications.
By the end of the book, you will be able to diagnose and resolve typical problems that could happen in multithreaded applications.Style and approach
An easy-to-follow, example-based guide that will walk you through the core principles of concurrency and multithreading using C#.
Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Manage Program Flow Create and Use Types Debug Applications and Implement Security Implement Data Access
This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives. Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.
Concurrency is becoming more common in responsive and scalable application development, but it’s been extremely difficult to code. The detailed solutions in this cookbook show you how modern tools raise the level of abstraction, making concurrency much easier than before. Complete with ready-to-use code and discussions about how and why the solution works, you get recipes for using:async and await for asynchronous operationsParallel programming with the Task Parallel LibraryThe TPL Dataflow library for creating dataflow pipelinesCapabilities that Reactive Extensions build on top of LINQUnit testing with concurrent codeInterop scenarios for combining concurrent approachesImmutable, threadsafe, and producer/consumer collectionsCancellation support in your concurrent codeAsynchronous-friendly Object-Oriented ProgrammingThread synchronization for accessing data