This is not the Async you are looking for

Liam Westley Profile Picture Liam Westley

With the introduction of Async/Await .NET developers never had asynchronous code this easy before. Finally, every programmer could create a multi-threaded app.
Yeah, right!

It’s nearly four years since that official launch of .NET 4.5 and there is still a significant level of misunderstanding on what Async/Await actually provides and when to use it.

I think it’s time to rewind and get back to basics and ask some fundamental questions.

We’ll check out the great advantages of Async/Await, highlight some gotchas and take a look at the other ways of creating multi-threaded applications so you can select the right approach for the problems you have.