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Chris Hurley

Chris is a Software Engineer with the .NET Developer Tools Division at Red Gate. He obtained a PhD in Biology before moving into professional software development

The overhead of async/await in NET 4.5

The support for asynchronous operations in .NET 4.5 has made it much easier to create easily-intelligible asynchronous methods that avoid blocking. However, async/wait isn't cost-free in terms of CPU overhead. How best to judge when to use it? Chris Hurley explains. Read more...

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