C# Async Deep Dive

Submitted by Frans Lytzen

Talk Abstract:

This is not yet another session on how to use async/await. You are probably already using that so we won’t bore each other with the syntax. Instead we shall be diving deep into how Async actually works and having a look at the benefits and pitfalls.

The way Async is being described, it sounds like it will make your code faster and more scalable, whilst solving all your problems and achieving world peace - all before lunch.

Async certainly can help you do more I/O in parallel and may in some circumstances help you scale. But did you know Async code can sometimes also use more memory, make your code slower and can introduce subtle bugs that may only appear in production?

Understanding how Async in C# works under the covers is crucial to be able to harness the benefits it can give you, whilst avoiding the pitfalls. This session aims to give you that understanding.

About Frans Lytzen

Moving software to the cloud since 2006.

CTO and CISO at NewOrbit; architecting and implementing large and small-scale software for our customers, all running on Microsoft Azure.

Helping other companies move to Azure as part of our Gold Cloud Partnership with Microsoft. Obsessed with security and performance.