Chapter 9. Using Asynchronous I/O
In this chapter, we will review asynchronous I/O operations in detail. You will learn the following recipes:
- Working with files asynchronously
- Writing an asynchronous HTTP server and client
- Working with a database asynchronously
- Calling a WCF service asynchronously
In the previous chapters, we already discussed how important it is to use asynchronous I/O operations properly. Why does it matter so much? To have a solid understanding, let's consider two kinds of applications.
When we run an application on a client, one of the most important things is to have a responsive user interface. This means that no matter what is happening with the application, all user interface elements, such as buttons and progress ...
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