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Async methods: the C# feature you've been awaiting without knowing it... with Jon Skeet
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Posted by: host Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:24 AM

When: Wednesday 21st September 2011, doors open 6:00pm, meeting starts 6:30pm

Where: UWE (University of the West of England), Frenchay, Bristol (see FAQ for directions and a map) - Room 2q49

What: Async methods: the C# feature you've been awaiting without knowing it...

Who: Jon Skeet, author of C# In Depth, slayer of Stack Overflow questions, friend of Tony The Pony, also see http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/9134/jon-skeet-facts.

Why: Because, well, apart from the obvious fact that it's Jon Skeet the man behind the legend, it's the biggest and most important feature of C# 5. To me, asynchronous programming has always been a source of bugs as developers fail to get it right but can't actually find out what is going wrong. Asynchronous methods in C# 5 do to asynchronous programming what the garbage collector did for memory management in .NET 1.0.

How do I sign up for this meeting: Log in to the site, go to the Meetings page and on the top right hand side you will see a box "Register For A Meeting". Select the month in the drop down and then click on the Register link.

Writing asynchronous code is hard. C# 5 will make it significantly easier. This session will show you how.

Depending on audience experience and preferences, we may look at some, all or none of:

  • The basics of async in C# 5
  • How async works in client applications
  • How async can help in server applications
  • The semi-monadic nature of async
  • How async encourages composition
  • What the C# compiler does under the hood

Jon is a software engineer at the London Google office, writing Java professionally. He messes around with C# a bit as a hobby. His book "C# in Depth" is widely regarded as "not as long as the Troelsen one" and "published by Manning". There's a vicious rumour that Jon sometimes posts on Stack Overflow, but that has yet to be confirmed.

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Re: Async methods: the C# feature you've been awaiting without knowing it... with Jon Skeet    By cpodesign on Thursday, September 22, 2011 9:55 AM
Great session did enjoyed it so much, head spinning, want 2 know and need more coffe:)

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