Here Jeffrey Richter introduces his AsyncEnumerator class, which drives an iterator so that different thread pool threads can execute the same code at different times.
MSDN Magazine June 2008
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Jeffrey Richter shows you some additional cool features of his AsyncEnumerator class.
MSDN Magazine August 2008
Jeffrey Richter introduces his AsyncEnumerator class and explains how it harnesses some recent additions to the C# programming language that make working with the asynchronous programming model significantly easier.
MSDN Magazine November 2007
Multicore processors are now ubiquitous on mainstream desktop computers, but applications that use their full potential are still difficult to write. Version 4 of the .NET Framework will deliver several tools that programmers can employ to make this task easier. This article explores the use of one of those tools: Parallel LINQ (PLINQ).
MSDN Magazine December 2009
This article describes how to integrate the new parallel computing libraries in the Visual Studio 2010 Beta into existing C++ projects. Based on four common scenarios, the column explains a few of the ways developers can use the APIs and classes that are part of the Parallel Pattern Library (PPL), Asynchronous Agents Library, and Concurrency Runtime.
MSDN Magazine October 2009
We use the new Asynchronous Agents Library in Visual C++ 2010 to solve the classic Dining Philosophers concurrency problem.
MSDN Magazine June 2009
Jeff Richter uses the AsyncResult class to implement the CLR's Asynchronous Programming Model to perform hardware device operations asynchronously.
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What can a robot-programming toolkit do for you? Read on and find out.
MSDN Magazine September 2006
If multiple threads concurrently execute code that writes to or modifies a resource, then obviously the resource must be protected with a thread synchronization lock to ensure that the resource doesn't get corrupted.
MSDN Magazine June 2006
In my last column, I showed the various thread synchronization mechanisms employed by the MicrosoftÃÂ® . NET Framework (see Concurrent Affairs: Performance-Conscious Thread Synchronization). I then examined the performance characteristics of all these mechanisms and determined that the Interlocked methods performed the best because the calling thread never has to transition to kernel mode.
MSDN Magazine March 2006
In my career, I have architected and implemented many thread synchronization techniques. This has provided me with a lot of experience that has shaped the way I now think about thread synchronization problems.
MSDN Magazine October 2005
By using Managed Services Engine service virtualization technology, you can begin participating in the cloud by simply configuring virtual service endpoints and operations that integrate with the .NET Service Bus.
MSDN Magazine May 2009
In this article, the author explores how the F# language helps you create asynchronous function libraries that can be called seamlessly from any other .NET-compliant language.
MSDN Magazine October 2008
Maria Blees introduces WinUnit, a handy new unit testing tool for native C++ projects.
MSDN Magazine February 2008
Managed Extensions for C++ is the preferred programming language for developing Windows Services. Visual Studio .NET 2003 introduces C++ support for designers, providing all the RAD facilities that were available to other languages for developing forms, controls, components, and DataSets. Furthermore, support has been added for the creation of verifiable assemblies with C++.In this article, the author reviews these additions as well as the new compiler and linker switches, demonstrating how C++ remains the premier systems language while becoming a powerful tool for .NET GUI development as well.
MSDN Magazine March 2003
Application performance involves more than just speed. In a Web server environment, top performance also means ensuring that the maximum numbers of users can be served concurrently. This can be accomplished through efficient use of multiprocessor machines and thread management. This article presents techniques that can solve a number of concurrency problems. One approach, using thread management, controls access to a database on a per-thread basis, which protects the integrity of the data. In the article, reusable thread classes are built and presented. The classes are then tested and their performance in a live environment is examined.
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