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C# 2012, Part 3 of 4: Asynchronous Programming
with expert Joe Mayo
In this course you’ll learn about what async is and how it’s different from traditional synchronous programming. You’ll also learn the benefits of async. Before going into the new async language features, you’ll see how the previous async models worked and have a better understanding for what the problems were. This will form a basis of appreciation for how easy the new C# async model is and what the benefits are for you. Next, you’ll see the fundamental mechanics of how an async method is defined. You’ll learn how to use the new async and await contextual keywords to perform async operations. You’ll learn about different types of return values and when you should use each. The course will also cover common techniques of managing async tasks either sequentially or in parallel. You’ll learn how to catch exceptions from async code and what type of code to write to ensure that you can catch exceptions. You’ll learn how to cancel one or more async operations in predictable ways. Further, you’ll see how progress reporting occurs and the ease in which you can integrate it with async methods.
Advanced | 0h 53m | December 17, 2012Course Outline
Joe Mayo is an author, independent consultant, and instructor specializing in Microsoft .NET and Windows 8 technology. He has several years of software development experience and has worked with .NET since July 2000. Joe has written books and contributes to magazines such as CODE Magazine. He has been an active contributor to the .NET community for years, operating the C# Station Web site, authoring the LINQ to Twitter open source project, and speaking regularly at user groups and code camps. For his community contributions, Microsoft has honored Joe with several Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Awards through the years.