Goodbye Threading, Hello Async


For years I have programmed Windows services that used thread pooling to spawn jobs in their own thread. Now that .Net 4.5 is out those old ways of threading is behind us. We no longer need to worry about thread pools, thread monitor or thread pulse. Nor do we care about how many threads we spawn. This is all handled for us by async, await and task. In this 15 minute demo we will spawn any number of jobs that allows the framework to decide what should threaded with the added bonus of using all the cores in the CPU.

Ken Lovely

Ken is an innovative Information Architect with 20 years’ experience specializing in Microsoft platform technologies. He holds several Microsoft certifications; MCSE, MCPD, MCDBA, MCTS. He has designed and developed systems for financial, banking, cable and insurance industries.  He has strong system development and diagnostic skills. He has been training developers for 10 years. Besides developing data systems Ken also programs lighting software that he uses to light up his neighborhood at Christmas time – www.lovelychristmaslights.com