Task, Await, and Asynchronous Methods in C#
The Houston .NET Users Group and NHDNUG are joining forces this month for a remote session, featuring an out of state speaker we wouldn’t normally have the pleasure of hosting. Webex information is at the bottom of the post.
There’s a lot of confusion about async/await, Task/TPL, and asynchronous and parallel programming in general. So let’s start with the basics and look at how we can consume asynchronous methods using Task and then see how the “await” operator can make things easier for us. Along the way, we’ll look at continuations, cancellation, and exception handling.
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Jeremy Clark makes developers better. By drawing on over 15 years of experience in application development, he helps developers take a step up in their skill set with a focus on making complex topics approachable regardless of skill level. He is a Microsoft MVP for .NET, and he has authored seven courses for Pluralsight, including “C# Interfaces”, a course aimed at giving developers a clear understanding of abstraction. He loves speaking and has delivered over 300 technical presentations in the last 10 years in the United States and Europe. Jeremy lives in northern Washington with his lovely wife, 3 cats, 2 dogs, and a banjo.