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This practical book includes a tutorial of the entire set of Windows and .NET APIs required to write concurrent programs. Because so much of the threading and synchronization features of the platform are Windows-general, the author, Joe Duffy, focuses first on the general behavior and then on the API details of native and managed code. Interspersed among the tutorial are many difficult-to-discover, useful insights, and internal details about how things work.
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Pro ASP.NET Web API shows you how to build flexible, extensible web services that run seamlessly on a range of operating systems and devices, from desktops to tablets to smart phones—even the ones we don’t know today. ASP.NET Web API is a new framework designed to simplify web service architecture. So if you're tired of interoperability issues between inflexible web services and clients tied to specific platforms or programming languages, or if you've ever struggled with WCF, this book is for you. In Part I, you'll get up to speed on Web API's modern HTTP programming model, REST and your hosting options. Part II takes you through building a real application so you can see straight away how to put this new technology into practice. The second half of the book features dedicated chapters on topics like routing, controllers, validation and tracing, and the authors close with discussions on performance, security and an all-important look at unit testing to help you prepare your application for the real world. ASP.NET Web API makes HTTP a first-class citizen of .NET. With Pro ASP.NET Web API, you can build HTTP-based web services for your company or business, expose your data to the world across different formats and devices and gain the best possible global reach for your application. What you’ll learn The basics of HTTP web services How to build HTTP-based web services on the .NET platform In-depth knowledge of ASP.NET Web API and its processing architecture How to Unit Test an ASP.NET Web API application Asynchronous programming with ASP.NET Web API Consuming HTTP-based web services across several different clients Who this book is for Whether you’ve previously worked with WCF or are an ASP.NET developer diving into web services for the first time, Pro ASP.NET Web API will show you a clean, modern approach to building HTTP web services.
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If you’re writing one of several applications that call for asynchronous programming, this concise hands-on guide shows you how the async feature in C# 5.0 can make the process much simpler. Along with a clear introduction to asynchronous programming, you get an in-depth look at how the async feature works and why you might want to use it in your application. Written for experienced C# programmers—yet approachable for beginners—this book is packed with code examples that you can extend for your own projects. Write your own asynchronous code, and learn how async saves you from this messy chore Discover new performance possibilities in ASP.NET web server code Explore how async and WinRT work together in Windows 8 applications Learn the importance of the await keyword in async methods Understand which .NET thread is running your code—and at what points in the program Use the Task-based Asynchronous Pattern (TAP) to write asynchronous APIs in .NET Take advantage of parallel computing in modern machines Measure async code performance by comparing it with alternatives
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