.NET Parallel Programming

All about Async/Await, System.Threading.Tasks, System.Collections.Concurrent, System.Linq, and more…

Maestro has its own blog!

The response to our initial post on this blog about Maestro has inspired us to give it its own blog.  If you’re not yet in the know, Maestro is a new incubation language from Microsoft’s Parallel Computing Platform team for safe and scalable parallel programming for .NET. If you have interest in Maestro or any topics related ...

Getting random numbers in a thread-safe way

It’s very common in a parallel application to need random numbers for this or that operation.  For situations where random numbers don’t need to be cryptographically-strong, the System.Random class is typically a fast-enough mechanism for generating values that are good-enough.  However, effectively utilizing Random in a ...

“Session-in-a-box” on Parallel Programming with .NET 4.0

At PDC 2008 and TechEd EMEA 2008, Daniel Moth delivered several hit talks on parallel programming with the .NET Framework 4.0.  The videos of both of those talks are available online, and he’s since created a series of blog posts capturing the content from those sessions in a way that should make it easy for others to re-present the...