Monthly Meetup: Async – The Graphic Novel Approach

Thu, 12 Dec 2013, 18:30 - 20:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
312 Whittington Pkwy Suite 111 , Louisville, US

We will meet on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Adecco's office at 101 Bullitt Lane. Doors will open at 6:00pm and the presentation will begin sharply at 6:30pm. Be sure to RSVP so we know how many to plan for.

Async – The Graphic Novel Approach .NET 4.5 introduces special asynchronous behavior with the new async keyword. The async design is brilliant because much of the time your naïve instinct on what the code is doing is correct – or plenty close enough. But, you’re very unlikely to trust your instincts without a general understanding of what’s going on and sometimes you really need to what’s happening behind the scenes. This deeper understanding helps you manage the five complications of asynchronous programming: multiple requests, cancellation, exception management, progress reporting and timeouts. Multiple requests can follow many patterns of simultaneous and sequential calls that may need to interact with the results of other operations. Timeouts, cancellation, and exceptions require early termination of the operation, generally require communication to the user, and might require interaction with other concurrent async operations. Learn about all these patterns with Kathleen’s “graphic novel” approach to async which focuses on conceptualizing the process, in preparation for understanding the code.

About Kathleen Dollard Kathleen Dollard is .NET Coach for Crystal MEF Lab. She has been a Microsoft MVP since 1998 and has given hundreds of speeches around the world. She has worked extensively with compositional architectures in relation to specific development platforms. She’s interested in making core .NET technologies available to all coders to enable them to write better software faster. She’s spoken on .NET in most of the 50 states, and around the and has published numerous articles on a range of .NET technologies.

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