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Gwinnett MS Usergroup Meetup: Async and Await
March 12, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Although two new keywords have been lurking in C# for years now, many people still don’t fully understand what they do or how they facilitate asynchronous programming. Contrary to what some developers seem to believe, tagging a method as async doesn’t make it run in a separate thread and await doesn’t pull threads from the thread pool. These contextual keywords cause the compiler to generate complicated code so you don’t have to with numerous advantages from improving the responsiveness of your application, simplifying the source, and enabling better scale. Learn exactly how async and await work, what happens under the covers, when you should use them and how to write your own APIs to take advantage of async and await whether it’s in Windows Runtime, desktop, or web-based applications.