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String Interpolation in C# 10 and .NET 6

Text processing is at the heart of huge numbers of apps and services, and in .NET, that means lots and lots of System.String. String creation is so fundamental that a myriad of ways of creating them have existed since .NET Framework 1.0 was released, and more have joined the fray since. Whether via String's constructors, or StringBuilder, or ...


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Async ValueTask Pooling in .NET 5

The async/await feature in C# has revolutionized how developers targeting .NET write asynchronous code. Sprinkle some async and await around, change some return types to be tasks, and badda bing badda boom, you've got an asynchronous implementation. In theory. In practice, obviously I've exaggerated the ease with which a codebase can be made ...


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Regex Performance Improvements in .NET 5

For .NET 5, we’ve invested in some significant improvements to the Regex engine. On many of the expressions we’ve tried, these changes routinely result in throughput improvements of 3-6x, and in some cases, much more. In this post, I’ll walk through some of the myriad of changes that have gone into System.Text.RegularExpressions in .NET 5.


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ConfigureAwait FAQ

.NET added async/await to the languages and libraries over seven years ago. In that time, it's caught on like wildfire, not only across the .NET ecosystem, but also being replicated in a myriad of other languages and frameworks. It's also seen a ton of improvements in .NET, in terms of additional language constructs that utilize asynchrony, ...


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An Introduction to System.Threading.Channels

"Producer/consumer" problems are everywhere, in all facets of our lives. A line cook at a fast food restaurant, slicing tomatoes that are handed off to another cook to assemble a burger, which is handed off to a register worker to fulfill your order, which you happily gobble down. Postal drivers delivering mail all along their routes, and you ...


Understanding the Whys, Whats, and Whens of ValueTask

The .NET Framework 4 saw the introduction of the System.Threading.Tasks namespace, and with it the Task class. This type and the derived Task<TResult> have long since become a staple of .NET programming, key aspects of the asynchronous programming model introduced with C# 5 and its async / await keywords. In this post, I'll ...