.NET Parallel Programming

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Debugger display of PLINQ queries
Debugger display of PLINQ queries
Sometimes very simple additions to an API or implementation make me happy.  One such nicety in the CTP of PLINQ is the implementation of ToString on the concrete types that represent query operators.  These implementations provide a textual representation of the query structure, which can be very nice for debugging purposes. ...
F# and the Task Parallel Library
F# and the Task Parallel Library
Over on his blog, Don Syme has a post about F# and Parallel Extensions: "Over the coming year I expect we'll be seeing this library used very widely from F#, and we'll eventually be using the TPL as a key underlying technology for F# asynchronous workflows. TPL excels at CPU-intensive parallelism and exploiting multiple cores, ...
LINQ 101, “Parallelism Blockers,” and PLINQ
LINQ 101, “Parallelism Blockers,” and PLINQ
PLINQ is a very cool technology, and I believe it will prove useful for parallelizing operations in a wide range of important scenarios.  Moreover, I believe that the programming model it provides will enable a wide-range of developers to easily take advantage of concurrency in their applications.  However, one of the risks ...
Code Snippets for Parallel.For and Parallel.ForEach
Code Snippets for Parallel.For and Parallel.ForEach
Introduced in Visual Studio 2005, Code Snippets allow you to quickly insert reusable blocks of code into your project.  For example, if you want to quickly write a for loop in C#, you can simply type "for" into your code file, and IntelliSense shows you the "for" code snippet: Now you press the tab key twice, and Visual ...
Parallel Extensions and Silverlight 2.0
Parallel Extensions and Silverlight 2.0
From time to time, we get a question about whether we intend for Parallel Extensions to target Silverlight.  The simple answer is: Not Yet.Here’s a more complete answer: Not for Silverlight 2.0, at least.  Rich Lander from the CLR team described the Silverlight compatibility story very nicely over on his blog.  I will ...
Give Feedback Through the Connect site
Give Feedback Through the Connect site
Have you found any bugs, unknown issues (vs. known issues), or any wish list items?  Go to our Connect site, sign up for the Parallel Extensions to the .NET Framework connection, and start giving us direct feedback.   While the blog comments and forums are a great way to raise concerns, ask how-to questions, and engage in a ...
MSDN Forums
MSDN Forums
There are some great discussions going on over at the Parallel Extensions forum on MSDN.  Download the CTP, try out the bits, head on over to the forums, and get involved!  We'd love to hear from you...