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C# 5 First Look by Joel Martinez

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Chapter 3. Asynchrony in Action

We are going to explore features which are new to C# in the 5.0 release. Notably, most of them are related to built-in asynchrony features added to the language, which allow you to easily use the hardware running your software to its full potential. We will also discuss Task Parallel Library (TPL), which introduces primitives for asynchronous programming, C# 5.0 language support for easy asynchrony, TPL DataFlow, higher-level abstractions for agent-based asynchronous programming, and framework improvements that take advantage of the new asynchrony features, such as improvements to the I/O APIs.

All things considered, the latest release of the .NET Framework is enormous, and the concepts introduced in this chapter ...

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