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Monday 15 May 2017



Pre-Conference Workshop

Session PRE-09

Auditorium 2

A day of asynchronous programming

Coding Level 4
Advanced Level 3

Asynchronous programming is being pushed further into the norm with the introduction of the new async and await keywords. It is therefore becoming more and more important that we write async libraries for our own application stack.

During this intensive workshop we will do a deep dive into how these new features work, and into the mechanics of how best to deliver asynchronous functionality into your applications.

We’ll focus not only on asynchronous compute but also on asynchronous IO, and how you can adapt existing old-style APIs to work with the new coolness.

The two speakers co-authored the Apress book Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET.

Andy Clymer

Andy Clymer


Prior to co-founding Rock Solid Knowledge, Andy cut his teeth working in various start-ups, programming on a host of platforms, and finally working for a company acquired by Cisco in 1997. After working for Cisco for a few years, the pull of the start-up world was too much to resist, and he now spends his time working on RSK’s kiosk-based solutions on Windows Embedded with .NET, alongside consulting and teaching for a diverse range of clients. Andy is the co-author of Asynchronous programming on the .NET framework, published by Apress. http://rocksolidknowledge.com  @andrewclymer

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Richard Blewett

Richard Blewett


Richard is one of the founders of Rock Solid Knowledge. He has been working in the software industry for over 20 years - starting with mainframes, through the early years of client/server, to today's service-oriented world. He has spent much of his professional life working on large distributed systems, including being the middle-tier architect on the UK national police systems. He is the co-author of Pro Async Programming with .NET and a Microsoft Integration MVP. Richard is a well-known conference speaker having spoken at TechEd, DevWeek, Basta, Software Architect and Oredev, and can often be found helping people on various newsgroups, mailing lists and web forums. He is also a DevelopMentor instructor, where he writes and teaches material on a wide range of technologies. http://rocksolidknowledge.com  @richardblewett

Other presentations by Richard Blewett

Thu 18 May 2017 at 14:00

Track 2

Living happily with the Garbage Collector

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