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