Async in C# 5.0

If you’re writing one of several applications that call for asynchronous programming, this concise hands-on guide shows you how the async feature in C# 5.0 can make the process much simpler. Along with a clear introduction to asynchronous programming, you get an in-depth look at how the async feature works and why you might want to use it in your application.

Written for experienced C# programmers—yet approachable for beginners—this book is packed with code examples that you can extend for your own projects.

  • Write your own asynchronous code, and learn how async saves you from this messy chore
  • Discover new performance possibilities in ASP.NET web server code
  • Explore how async and WinRT work together in Windows 8 applications
  • Learn the importance of the await keyword in async methods
  • Understand which .NET thread is running your code—and at what points in the program
  • Use the Task-based Asynchronous Pattern (TAP) to write asynchronous APIs in .NET
  • Take advantage of parallel computing in modern machines
  • Measure async code performance by comparing it with alternatives

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Why Programs Need to Be Asynchronous
Chapter 3. Writing Asynchronous Code Manually
Chapter 4. Writing Async Methods
Chapter 5. What await Actually Does
Chapter 6. The Task-Based Asynchronous Pattern
Chapter 7. Utilities for Async Code
Chapter 8. Which Thread Runs My Code?
Chapter 9. Exceptions in Async Code
Chapter 10. Parallelism Using Async
Chapter 11. Unit Testing Async Code
Chapter 12. Async in ASP.NET Applications
Chapter 13. Async in WinRT Applications
Chapter 14. The Async Compiler Transform—in Depth
Chapter 15. The Performance of Async Code

Book Details

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (September 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449337163
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449337162
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