Thinking about Async/Await
A couple of weeks ago I listened to .Net Rocks! #1433 about Visual Studio 17 with Kathleen Dollard. A very good episode interest but with stuck with me was Kathleen's comment that after all these years she sees very smart people still struggle with async. This is my and others experience as well.
A few years ago I wrote a blog post on why I thought async in C# isn't that great. I took it down a bit later even though it was popular it was also divisive and my understanding of async had grown which made me want to rewrite the whole piece into something better and less divisive.
I used to think that the implicit coupling in async to the
SynchronizationContext is a major problem for async but today I think that it's a minor problem for most developers. The reason is that if you are writing ASP.NET you will always have the ASP.NET
SynchronizationContext and that gives particular but consistent async behavior. If y