Sessions tagged as async

A Survey of Multi-threading in .NET 4.5
Tags: async , C#
Submitted by: John Bowen

Time: 10:20 AM – 11:30 AM, Saturday, March 9, 2013
Location: One Mem Drive, Thomas Paul

If you've been putting off thinking about multi-threading, now is the time. It's rare to find a machine without multiple cores anymore and even on single core systems leaving your whole app on one thread can try your users' patience. There are now many ways .NET can help you out to better take advantage of threading to make your code run faster and be more responsive. In this session we'll look at the basics of the new async/await keywords, Reactive Extensions, and the Task Parallel Library and how to know what to use when. For those who attended this session in the fall when we dove into TPL Dataflow, we will focus more in depth on the other technologies this time around.

BackboneJS in Action
Submitted by: Usha Guduri

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:10 AM, Saturday, March 9, 2013
Location: One Mem Drive, Adams+Attucks

Javascript has been picking up steam in the last couple years as a major development language and applications started building humongous code bases with client side scripts. If you find it difficult to even navigate the spaghetti code, giving some structure to it using a MVC framework is the first step. BackboneJS is a well established framework (at this point) that speeds up the process and provides a lot more power on top of MVC code organization. Join the cool kids on the block by not just knowing about BackboneJS but understanding how to use it in the right way to leverage its full magic!