March 14, 2013

Async and Await - A synchronous approach to asynchronous problems

About the Topic:

Developing multi-threaded applications is no easy task. It requires a thorough understanding of the problem domain and planning to effectively create a multi-threaded application; and not everything can or should be “threaded.” However, with the new Async and Await features of the .NET Framework, that task has just become much simpler and the code easier to understand. It now allows writing code that looks and “feels” synchronous, which is easier to comprehend, but still runs asynchronously, all with the help of the compiler. We will explore the new Async and Await features and find out when you should use them over conventional threading primitives and when they should be avoided; how they can help you develop responsive user interfaces and generally develop clearer, cleaner and more understandable multi-threaded code even if no user interface is involved.

About the Speaker:

Mike Andrews is currently a software engineer with Vestcom, Inc., building custom solutions to meet customer data needs. Mike has more than 18 years of experience working on a variety of projects from the very simple to the complex and has worked at companies in Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas, and has even had his own consulting business for a time. Mike has experience in front-end design, back-end database development, and everything else in between. He originally learned programming on a TI-99/4A computer and has been hooked ever since. The majority of his education has come from the University of Hard Knocks, including self-study, peers and tackling the problems at hand. He is excited about programming and coding and looking forward to see what software development challenges come in the future.

 

Food, drinks, and prizes made possible by these great sponsors

gold
silver
silver
bronze
partner
partner
partner
partner
partner
partner

Upcoming training and events

Microsoft Tech Summit Washington, D.C. - Washington DC

Build your enterprise or government cloud and infrastructure skills with a two-day free technical training event

Dates: Mar 06, 2017 to Mar 07, 2017

in-person conference free

Details here

Project Management Workshop - Little Rock

Master the art of project planning, and organize your project without omissions, mistakes, or miscalculations.
Use better communications techniques to get the cooperation, support, and resources that are vital to the project's success.
Root out waste in every stage of the project — wasted time, money, and effort that endanger a project's success.
Identify and use indispensable planning and scheduling tools that assure the project is implemented exactly as planned.
Estimate time and costs with pinpoint accuracy, using a simple 3-point approach that reduces the risk of costly delays and errors.

Dates: Mar 10, 2017

local in-person conference

Details here

Visual Studio Live! 2017 - Las Vegas

Fabulous Las Vegas, where developers, software architects, engineers, designers and more will convene for five days of unbiased and cutting-edge education on the Microsoft Platform.

Dates: Mar 13, 2017 to Mar 17, 2017

in-person conference

Details here

full list ...
gold sponsor