C# 2008 and 2005 Threaded Programming
Beginner's Guide
By Gaston C. Hillar
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: January 2009
Pages: 416

In Detail

Most modern machines have dual core processors. This means that multitasking is built right into your computer's hardware. Using both cores means your applications can process data faster and be more responsive to users. But to fully exploit this in your applications, you need to write multithreading code, which means learning some challenging new concepts.

This book will guide you through everything you need to start writing multithreaded C# applications. You will see how to use processes and threads in C#, .NET Framework features for concurrent programming, sharing memory space between threads, and much more. The book is full of practical, interesting examples and working code.

This book begins with the fundamental concepts such as processes, threads, mono-processor systems, multi-processor systems. As the book progresses, the readers get a clear understanding of starting, joining, pausing and restarting threads. The readers get a better understanding of the simple techniques associated with parallelism. There are short exercises at the end of every chapter for the readers to perform.

The book also includes several practical parallelism algorithms and data structures used for illustration, and best practices and practical topics like debugging and performance.

A practical guide to developing responsive multi-threaded and multi-process applications in C#

Approach

This is a concise practical guide that will help you learn C# threaded programming, with lot of examples and clear explanations. It is packed with screenshots to aid your understanding of the process.

Who this book is for

Whether you are a beginner to working with threads or an old hand that is looking for a reference, this book should be on your desk. This book will help you to build scalable, high performance software using parallel programming techniques.

Students learning introductory threaded programming in C# will also gain benefits from this book.

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