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Introduction to Asynchronous Programming in .NET

Asynchronous programming is generally one of the hardest programming concepts to grasp. It is even harder to understand what it means when it comes to dealing with server applications, notably web applications. Besides the general concept, the asynchronous programming model in the .NET Framework was also hard to grasp in the early days of the framework. With the introduction of Task Parallel Library (TPL) in .NET version 4.0, it became easier, but the programming model was still not ideal. With the new asynchronous programming language features of C# in .NET 4.5, it got easier still. ...

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