Dave Fancher

Information & Communications Technology

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Asynchronous Programming in .NET

From multithreading to async/await, asynchronous programming is an important aspect of writing software that takes advantage of the underlying system resources. This talk takes a walk through the history of parallel and asynchronous programming in .NET starting with a basic synchronous process and tweaking that process to demonstrate traditional threading, the Asynchronous Programming Model (APM) approach with IAwaitResult, a variety of Task Parallel Library (TPL) examples, before wrapping up with some async/await examples. Along the way we'll talk about the pros and cons of each approach and show some of the common pitfalls common to all of them.

Dave Fancher

Developer and trainer

Dave Fancher is a lead software engineer at Vibenomics in Fishers, Indiana; a former Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies; author of The Book of F#; and author of Functional Programming with C# and Building F# Type Providers on Pluralsight. He has been building software for nearly two decades with an emphasis on Microsoft technologies. Over the past several years he's focused much of his attention on functional programming. Most recently his efforts have been focused on Node.js development.

Dave is active within the software development community and has spoken at numerous events throughout the United States and England and has co-organized the Indy.Code() conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

When not writing code or writing about code he enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and gaming on his Xbox One.

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