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Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET by Andrew Clymer, Richard Blewett

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CHAPTER 1

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An Introduction to Asynchronous Programming

There are many holy grails in software development, but probably none so eagerly sought, and yet so woefully unachieved, as making asynchronous programming simple. This isn’t because the issues are currently unknown; rather, they are very well known, but just very hard to solve in an automated way. The goal of this book is to help you understand why asynchronous programming is important, what issues make it hard, and how to be successful writing asynchronous code on the .NET platform.

What Is Asynchronous Programming?

Most code that people write is synchronous. In other words, the code starts ...

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