Talk: The Complete Async — three talks from TechEd Europe 2013

I gave three talks on Async at TechEd Europe. These cover everything you need to know about async, from beginner to advanced.


Intro: Using Async in Windows 8. This introductory talk introduces how to use async, the connection between IAsyncOperation and Task, and how to cancel an async operation.


Intermediate: Three Essential Tips for Async. (1) Only use Async Void for event-handlers; (2) use TaskCompletionSource to wrap events; (3) understand IO-bound vs CPU-bound code and handle them differently.


Advanced: How to be a responsible async library developer. (1) If your signature looks async, then your implementation should be truly async, and vice versa; (2) always use await Task.ConfigureAwait(false) in libraries; (3) Optimize the fast path.


The first talk was created by Alex Turner and Mads Torgersen. The third talk was created by Stephen Toub and adapted by Alex Turner.



Comments (4)
  1. te participant says:

    great stuff

  2. Jeremy says:

    Great job Lucian! I'm a big fan of your work in VB and Async. It was a bummer that we missed having you at the Build conference in San Francisco. Perhaps next Build. Thanks again.

  3. Elliot says:

    .NET really blows the doors off everything else!

  4. Whynotme8998 says:

    Can’t download source code from link here

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