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  • Blog Post: Keeping Async Methods Alive

    Consider a type that will print out a message when it’s finalized, and that has a Dispose method which will suppress finalization: class DisplayOnFinalize : IDisposable { public void Dispose() { GC.SuppressFinalize(this); } ~DisplayOnFinalize() { Console.WriteLine(“Finalized”...
  • Blog Post: What’s New For Parallelism in .NET 4.5

    .NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010 saw the introduction of a wide range of new support for parallelism: the Task Parallel Library (TPL), Parallel LINQ (PLINQ), new synchronization and coordination primitives and collections (e.g. ConcurrentDictionary), an improved ThreadPool for handling parallel workloads...
  • Blog Post: Concurrency Visualizer: A Case Study

    Boby George and Pooja Nagpal - testers on the Parallel Computing Platform team responsible for the parallel programming support in .NET 4- built a parallel spell checker algorithm and used the Concurrency Visualizer to analyze and improve the performance and scalability of their implementation. Optimizing...
  • Blog Post: Lesser-known Multi-threaded Debugging Support in Visual Studio 2010

    We’ve been very excited about the new debugging windows in Visual Studio 2010, namely Parallel Tasks and Parallel Stacks, as well as the newly revamped Threads window, and thus we’ve talked about them quite a bit. For an overview, you can read the MSDN Magazine article at
  • Blog Post: Debugging TPL apps in VS2010

    The new parallel debugger windows in Visual Studio 2010 (Parallel Tasks and Parallel Stacks) have had many fixes and updates. I have refreshed the existing content and also added new material for Beta 2. Find links to all of it from my blog post on Parallel Debugging . Cheers Daniel
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