The .NET 4.5 async/await Commands in Promise and Practice

added by Paul Wheeler
7/31/2014 7:52:38 PM

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The .NET 4.5 async/await commands provide an opportunity for improving the scalability and performance of applications, particularly where tasks are more effectively done in parallel. The question is: do the scalability gains come at a cost of slowing individual commands? In this article Jon Smith investigates this issue by conducting a side-by-side evaluation of the standard synchronous commands and the new async commands in real applications.