Lucian Wischik and I presented an “async clinic” at the MVP Summit in Bellevue this week. The async/await keywords in C# and Visual Basic drastically simplify asynchronous programming, but that of course doesn’t mean that using them is without any gotchas: the goal of the discussion was to highlight some of the key areas in which we see developers struggling with asynchronous development and to help provide guidance on avoiding and overcoming those roadblocks.
Thanks to everyone who attended my “The Zen of Async” presentation on Thursday at the MVP Summit. As I’ve had several requests, here are the slides and code for the talk.
Thanks to everyone who attended my two talks at BUILD this past week, and I hope you enjoyed the sessions! For those of you unable to attend in person, the recordings of the talks are now available on Channel9:
Building parallelized apps with .NET and Visual Studio
The zen of async: Best practices for best performance
There were hundreds of other sessions this week at BUILD,
Matt Davey from Lab49 presented at the Waters North American Trading Architecture Summit April 2011 on using TPL Dataflow in trading solutions. You can see his slide deck at http://www.slideshare.net/mattdotdavey/waters-north-american-trading-architecture-summit-april-2011. It’s awesome to see the technology being used effectively to help build these kinds of applications.
I’m going to be in Manhattan on June 29th, and while there I’ll be presenting to a joint meeting of the NYC .NET Developer’s Group and the New York ALT.NET Group on parallel programming with .NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010.
Are you attending TechEd in New Orleans this week? If so, check out the multitude of parallel computing-related breakout sessions, including:
DEV314 | Manycore and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
DEV317 | Profiling and Debugging Parallel Code with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
DEV408 | Task Parallel Library: Design Principles and Best Practices
ARC205 | Patterns of Parallel Programming
WSV325 | Technical Computing from Domain Analysis to Performance Profiling
The first two (DEV314 and DEV317) are being presented by Huseyin Yildiz,
Thanks to everyone who attended our three breakout sessions at the Visual Studio 2010 Launch and DevConnections conference this week in Las Vegas.
Attached to this blog post are the slide decks that were presented at the talks. The code from the talks is available either as part of our Parallel Programming in .NET 4 samples at https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/ParExtSamples,
Attendees at PDC09 this past week were privy to quite a few sessions on parallel computing. Now that the videos of these sessions are online, you can view them as well from the comfort of your own home. Here are some of the key parallelism-related sessions from this past week:
The State of Parallel Programming
Managed code in Visual Studio 2010
Manycore and .NET 4: A Match Made in Visual Studio 2010
PLINQ enables developers to scale up computations in order to leverage the multiple cores available in modern hardware. For many problem domains, this is quite useful and sufficient. What happens, however, when a workload being processed is so big that even a manycore machine is insufficient to adequately handle the load?
Are you attending PDC09? Want to meet with members of the Parallel Computing Platform team? See https://blogs.msdn.com/visualizeparallel/archive/2009/11/02/the-parallel-computing-platform-team-pcd-09.aspx for more details.