8 Task asynchronicity for the win

This chapter covers

  • Understanding the Task-based Asynchronous Programming model (TAP)
  • Performing numerous asynchronous operations in parallel
  • Customizing asynchronous execution flow

Asynchronous programming has become a major topic of interest over the last several years. In the beginning, asynchronous programming was used primarily on the client side to deliver a responsive GUI and to convey a high-quality user experience for customers. To maintain a responsive GUI, asynchronous programming must have consistent communication with the backend, and vice versa, or delays may be introduced into the response time. An example of this communication issue is when an application window appears to hang for a few ...

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