Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Programming
Anders Hejlsberg at the PDC10
I really wish I’d managed to go to the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference this year. Luckily a lot of the sessions were recorded.
In this video Anders Hejlsberg, the godfather of C# and all things .NET, gives a concise history lesson of the .NET platform, followed by a look at some of the new things C# and VB.NET have in store for asynchronous programming techniques.
Asynchronous methods are also worthwhile on server-side code. Clever usage can mean that server response threads are able to deal with more incoming requests.