Multithreading and Parallel Programming in C#
What you'll learn
- Be able to use a full power of TPL (task parallel library) by using Tasks
- Understand the low-level of Threads
- Understand all the basic concepts such as "Thread", "Process"; difference between "asynchrony", "concurrency", "multithreading", and "parallel computing"
- Use the full power of synchronization constructs such as Monitor (lock), Interlocked, ReaderWriterLockSlim, Semaphore, SynchronizationContext
- Use the full power of signaling constructs such as AutoResetEvent and ManualResetEventSlim, CountdownEvent and Barrier, Mutex
- Use spinners where appropriate: SpinLock, SpinWait
- Understand and use Immutable and Concurrent Collections
- Harness the power of parallel computing by using PFX components: Parallel class and PLINQ
- Good understanding of C#
For the last two decades, computers became faster by increasing the number of CPU cores. However, the fact of having more cores itself doesn’t make a computer drastically faster if those cores are not used by software properly. We, as software developers, should know how to write asynchronous and parallel executing code to make our applications faster and more responsive.
This course is all about developing more responsive and fast programs. Multithreading and Parallel Computing are topics for those who already have some experience in programming, otherwise, you may face difficulties with understanding the content. Anyway, this course covers:
Theoretical foundations of asynchronous programming: main concepts, processes, threads and so on
Low-level Thread API, APM, and EAP
Task Parallel Library (TPL) including starting tasks, canceling tasks, chaining tasks, waiting for tasks, IO-based tasks, exceptions handling and other
Async and Await feature of C#
Synchronization including atomicity, Interlocked, Monitor (lock), ReaderWriterLockSlim, Semaphore, SynchronizationContext, and Mutex
Signaling constructs such as AutoResetEvent and ManualResetEventSlim, CountdownEvent and Barrier
Spinning including SpinWait, SpinLock and our own UpdateableSpin
ConcurrentCollections including ImmutableStack, ImmutableQueue, ImmutableList, Immutable Sets, ImmutableDictionary, ConcurrentStack, ConcurrentQueue, ConcurrentBag, BlockingCollection
Parallel Programming including Parallel class and PLINQ
Enroll and start learning the foundations of multithreading and parallel computing in .NET.
Who this course is for:
- Any C# developer who wants to learn about multithreading and parallel computing in C#
- Any C# developer who wants to have a good reminder (about multithreading-related stuff) at hand
I'm thankful enough for that I love what I do.
I began my career as a postgraduate student participating in Microsoft ImagineCup contest.
I've been working with .NET platform since 2003. I've been professionally architecting and implementing software for nearly 7 years, primarily based on .NET platform. I'm passionate about building rich and powerful applications using modern technologies. I'm a certified specialist in Windows Applications and Service Communication Applications by Microsoft. I'm one of the coordinators of the MSK.NET User Group in Moscow.
"If it's work, we try to do less. If it's art, we try to do more." - Seth Godin.
What I can say is that software is my art.