Concurrent Programming on Windows

Author: Joe Duffy

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321604415

Category: Computers

Page: 1008

View: 2319

“When you begin using multi-threading throughout an application, the importance of clean architecture and design is critical. . . . This places an emphasis on understanding not only the platform’s capabilities but also emerging best practices. Joe does a great job interspersing best practices alongside theory throughout his book.” – From the Foreword by Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation Author Joe Duffy has risen to the challenge of explaining how to write software that takes full advantage of concurrency and hardware parallelism. In Concurrent Programming on Windows, he explains how to design, implement, and maintain large-scale concurrent programs, primarily using C# and C++ for Windows. Duffy aims to give application, system, and library developers the tools and techniques needed to write efficient, safe code for multicore processors. This is important not only for the kinds of problems where concurrency is inherent and easily exploitable—such as server applications, compute-intensive image manipulation, financial analysis, simulations, and AI algorithms—but also for problems that can be speeded up using parallelism but require more effort—such as math libraries, sort routines, report generation, XML manipulation, and stream processing algorithms. Concurrent Programming on Windows has four major sections: The first introduces concurrency at a high level, followed by a section that focuses on the fundamental platform features, inner workings, and API details. Next, there is a section that describes common patterns, best practices, algorithms, and data structures that emerge while writing concurrent software. The final section covers many of the common system-wide architectural and process concerns of concurrent programming. This is the only book you’ll need in order to learn the best practices and common patterns for programming with concurrency on Windows and .NET.

Concurrent Programming on Windows

Author: Joe Duffy

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321434821

Category: Computers

Page: 958

View: 1336

This practical book includes a tutorial of the entire set of Windows and .NET APIs required to write concurrent programs. Because so much of the threading and synchronization features of the platform are Windows-general, the author, Joe Duffy, focuses first on the general behavior and then on the API details of native and managed code. Interspersed among the tutorial are many difficult-to-discover, useful insights, and internal details about how things work.

On Concurrent Programming

Author: Fred B. Schneider

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461218306

Category: Computers

Page: 473

View: 9463

Here, one of the leading figures in the field provides a comprehensive survey of the subject, beginning with prepositional logic and concluding with concurrent programming. It is based on graduate courses taught at Cornell University and is designed for use as a graduate text. Professor Schneier emphasises the use of formal methods and assertional reasoning using notation and paradigms drawn from programming to drive the exposition, while exercises at the end of each chapter extend and illustrate the main themes covered. As a result, all those interested in studying concurrent computing will find this an invaluable approach to the subject.

Concurrent Programming in ML

Author: John H. Reppy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521714723

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 2200

Concurrent Programming in ML focuses on the practical use of concurrency to implement naturally concurrent applications. In addition to a tutorial introduction to programming in Concurrent ML (CML), the book presents three extended examples using CML for practical systems programming: a parallel software build system, a simple concurrent window manager, and an implementation of distributed tuple spaces. CML, which is included as part of the SML of New Jersey (SML/NJ) distribution, combines the best features of concurrent programming and functional programming. This book also illustrates advanced SML programming techniques, and includes a chapter on the implementation of concurrency using features provided by the SML/NJ system. It will be of interest to programmers, students, and professional researchers working in computer language development.

Parallel and Concurrent Programming in Haskell

Techniques for Multicore and Multithreaded Programming

Author: Simon Marlow

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449335926

Category: Computers

Page: 322

View: 2195

If you have a working knowledge of Haskell, this hands-on book shows you how to use the language’s many APIs and frameworks for writing both parallel and concurrent programs. You’ll learn how parallelism exploits multicore processors to speed up computation-heavy programs, and how concurrency enables you to write programs with threads for multiple interactions. Author Simon Marlow walks you through the process with lots of code examples that you can run, experiment with, and extend. Divided into separate sections on Parallel and Concurrent Haskell, this book also includes exercises to help you become familiar with the concepts presented: Express parallelism in Haskell with the Eval monad and Evaluation Strategies Parallelize ordinary Haskell code with the Par monad Build parallel array-based computations, using the Repa library Use the Accelerate library to run computations directly on the GPU Work with basic interfaces for writing concurrent code Build trees of threads for larger and more complex programs Learn how to build high-speed concurrent network servers Write distributed programs that run on multiple machines in a network

Concurrent Programming: Algorithms, Principles, and Foundations

Author: Michel Raynal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642320279

Category: Computers

Page: 516

View: 5335

The advent of new architectures and computing platforms means that synchronization and concurrent computing are among the most important topics in computing science. Concurrent programs are made up of cooperating entities -- processors, processes, agents, peers, sensors -- and synchronization is the set of concepts, rules and mechanisms that allow them to coordinate their local computations in order to realize a common task. This book is devoted to the most difficult part of concurrent programming, namely synchronization concepts, techniques and principles when the cooperating entities are asynchronous, communicate through a shared memory, and may experience failures. Synchronization is no longer a set of tricks but, due to research results in recent decades, it relies today on sane scientific foundations as explained in this book. In this book the author explains synchronization and the implementation of concurrent objects, presenting in a uniform and comprehensive way the major theoretical and practical results of the past 30 years. Among the key features of the book are a new look at lock-based synchronization (mutual exclusion, semaphores, monitors, path expressions); an introduction to the atomicity consistency criterion and its properties and a specific chapter on transactional memory; an introduction to mutex-freedom and associated progress conditions such as obstruction-freedom and wait-freedom; a presentation of Lamport's hierarchy of safe, regular and atomic registers and associated wait-free constructions; a description of numerous wait-free constructions of concurrent objects (queues, stacks, weak counters, snapshot objects, renaming objects, etc.); a presentation of the computability power of concurrent objects including the notions of universal construction, consensus number and the associated Herlihy's hierarchy; and a survey of failure detector-based constructions of consensus objects. The book is suitable for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students in computer science or computer engineering, graduate students in mathematics interested in the foundations of process synchronization, and practitioners and engineers who need to produce correct concurrent software. The reader should have a basic knowledge of algorithms and operating systems.

Concurrent Programming in Mac OS X and IOS

Unleash Multicore Performance with Grand Central Dispatch

Author: Vandad Nahavandipoor

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449305636

Category: Computers

Page: 46

View: 5897

Now that multicore processors are coming to mobile devices, wouldn't it be great to take advantage of all those cores without having to manage threads? This concise book shows you how to use Apple's Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) to simplify programming on multicore iOS devices and Mac OS X. Managing your application’s resources on more than one core isn't easy, but it's vital. Apps that use only one core in a multicore environment will slow to a crawl. If you know how to program with Cocoa or Cocoa Touch, this guide will get you started with GCD right away, with many examples to help you write high-performing multithreaded apps. Package your code as block objects and invoke them with GCD Understand dispatch queues—the pools of threads managed by GCD Use different methods for executing UI and non-UI tasks Create a group of tasks that GCD can run all at once Instruct GCD to execute tasks only once or after a delay Discover how to construct your own dispatch queues

Concurrency in C# Cookbook

Author: Stephen Cleary

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491906693

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 395

If you're one of the many developers uncertain about concurrent and multithreaded development, this practical cookbook will change your mind. With more than 75 code-rich recipes, author Stephen Cleary demonstrates parallel processing and asynchronous programming techniques, using libraries and language features in .NET 4.5 and C# 5.0. Concurrency is becoming more common in responsive and scalable application development, but it’s been extremely difficult to code. The detailed solutions in this cookbook show you how modern tools raise the level of abstraction, making concurrency much easier than before. Complete with ready-to-use code and discussions about how and why the solution works, you get recipes for using: async and await for asynchronous operations Parallel programming with the Task Parallel Library The TPL Dataflow library for creating dataflow pipelines Capabilities that Reactive Extensions build on top of LINQ Unit testing with concurrent code Interop scenarios for combining concurrent approaches Immutable, threadsafe, and producer/consumer collections Cancellation support in your concurrent code Asynchronous-friendly Object-Oriented Programming Thread synchronization for accessing data

Concurrent Programming in Java

Design Principles and Patterns

Author: Douglas Lea

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201310092

Category: Computers

Page: 411

View: 8130

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The Art of Concurrency

A Thread Monkey's Guide to Writing Parallel Applications

Author: Clay Breshears

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596555788

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 2188

If you're looking to take full advantage of multi-core processors with concurrent programming, this practical book provides the knowledge and hands-on experience you need. The Art of Concurrency is one of the few resources to focus on implementing algorithms in the shared-memory model of multi-core processors, rather than just theoretical models or distributed-memory architectures. The book provides detailed explanations and usable samples to help you transform algorithms from serial to parallel code, along with advice and analysis for avoiding mistakes that programmers typically make when first attempting these computations. Written by an Intel engineer with over two decades of parallel and concurrent programming experience, this book will help you: Understand parallelism and concurrency Explore differences between programming for shared-memory and distributed-memory Learn guidelines for designing multithreaded applications, including testing and tuning Discover how to make best use of different threading libraries, including Windows threads, POSIX threads, OpenMP, and Intel Threading Building Blocks Explore how to implement concurrent algorithms that involve sorting, searching, graphs, and other practical computations The Art of Concurrency shows you how to keep algorithms scalable to take advantage of new processors with even more cores. For developing parallel code algorithms for concurrent programming, this book is a must.

Synchronization Algorithms and Concurrent Programming

Author: Gadi Taubenfeld

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131972599

Category: Computers

Page: 423

View: 7129

The first textbook that focuses purely on Synchronization - a fundamental challenge in Computer Science that is fast becoming a major performance and design issue for concurrent programming on modern architectures, and for the design of distributed systems.

Programming Windows Azure

Programming the Microsoft Cloud

Author: Sriram Krishnan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449390600

Category: Computers

Page: 370

View: 5290

Learn the nuts and bolts of cloud computing with Windows Azure, Microsoft's new Internet services platform. Written by a key member of the product development team, this book shows you how to build, deploy, host, and manage applications using Windows Azure's programming model and essential storage services. Chapters in Programming Windows Azure are organized to reflect the platform's buffet of services. The book's first half focuses on how to write and host application code on Windows Azure, while the second half explains all of the options you have for storing and accessing data on the platform with high scalability and reliability. Lots of code samples and screenshots are available to help you along the way. Learn how to build applications using the Windows Azure toolset Discover how Windows Azure works under the hood, and learn the how and the why behind several features Choose to write application code in .NET or other languages such as C/C++, PHP, or Ruby Understand the various options for managing your service Get up to speed on Azure's storage services, including blobs, queues, and tables Build a secure backup system, and learn about cloud application security, cryptography, and performance

Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET

Author: Richard Blewett,Andrew Clymer,Rock Solid Knowledge Ltd

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430259213

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 3227

Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET teaches the essential skill of asynchronous programming in .NET. It answers critical questions in .NET application development, such as: how do I keep my program responding at all times to keep my users happy? how do I make the most of the available hardware? how can I improve performance? In the modern world, users expect more and more from their applications and devices, and multi-core hardware has the potential to provide it. But it takes carefully crafted code to turn that potential into responsive, scalable applications. With Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET you will: Meet the underlying model for asynchrony on Windows—threads. Learn how to perform long blocking operations away from your UI thread to keep your UI responsive, then weave the results back in as seamlessly as possible. Master the async/await model of asynchrony in .NET, which makes asynchronous programming simpler and more achievable than ever before. Solve common problems in parallel programming with modern async techniques. Get under the hood of your asynchronous code with debugging techniques and insights from Visual Studio and beyond. In the past asynchronous programming was seen as an advanced skill. It’s now a must for all modern developers. Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET is your practical guide to using this important programming skill anywhere on the .NET platform.

The JR Programming Language

Concurrent Programming in an Extended Java

Author: Ronald A. Olsson,Aaron W. Keen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402080867

Category: Computers

Page: 365

View: 4607

JR is an extension of the Java programming language with additional concurrency mechanisms based on those in the SR (Synchronizing Resources) programming language. The JR implementation executes on UNIX-based systems (Linux, Mac OS X, and Solaris) and Windows-based systems. It is available free from the JR webpage. This book describes the JR programming language and illustrates how it can be used to write concurrent programs for a variety of applications. This text presents numerous small and large example programs. The source code for all programming examples and the given parts of all programming exercises are available on the JR webpage. Dr. Ronald A. Olsson and Dr. Aaron W. Keen, the authors of this text, are the designers and implementors of JR.

Exam Ref 70-483 Programming in C# (MCSD)

Programming in C#

Author: Wouter de Kort

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735676933

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 1208

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-483—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of programming in C#. Designed for experienced software developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Manage Program Flow Create and Use Types Debug Applications and Implement Security Implement Data Access This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives. Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.

Learning Concurrent Programming in Scala

Author: Aleksandar Prokopec

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786462141

Category: Computers

Page: 434

View: 8045

Learn the art of building intricate, modern, scalable, and concurrent applications using Scala About This Book Make the most of Scala by understanding its philosophy and harnessing the power of multicores Get acquainted with cutting-edge technologies in the field of concurrency, through practical, real-world applications Get this step-by-step guide packed with pragmatic examples Who This Book Is For If you are a Scala programmer with no prior knowledge about concurrent programming, or seeking to broaden your existing knowledge about concurrency, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of the Scala programming language will be helpful. Also if you have a solid knowledge in another programming language, such as Java, you should find this book easily accessible. What You Will Learn Get to grips with the fundamentals of concurrent programming on modern multiprocessor systems Build high-performance concurrent systems from simple, low-level concurrency primitives Express asynchrony in concurrent computations with futures and promises Seamlessly accelerate sequential programs by using data-parallel collections Design safe, scalable, and easy-to-comprehend in-memory transactional data models Transparently create distributed applications that scale across multiple machines Integrate different concurrency frameworks together in large applications Develop and implement scalable and easy-to-understand concurrent applications in Scala 2.12 In Detail Scala is a modern, multiparadigm programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way. Scala smoothly integrates the features of object-oriented and functional languages. In this second edition, you will find updated coverage of the Scala 2.12 platform. The Scala 2.12 series targets Java 8 and requires it for execution. The book starts by introducing you to the foundations of concurrent programming on the JVM, outlining the basics of the Java Memory Model, and then shows some of the classic building blocks of concurrency, such as the atomic variables, thread pools, and concurrent data structures, along with the caveats of traditional concurrency. The book then walks you through different high-level concurrency abstractions, each tailored toward a specific class of programming tasks, while touching on the latest advancements of async programming capabilities of Scala. It also covers some useful patterns and idioms to use with the techniques described. Finally, the book presents an overview of when to use which concurrency library and demonstrates how they all work together, and then presents new exciting approaches to building concurrent and distributed systems. Style and approach The book provides a step-by-step introduction to concurrent programming. It focuses on easy-to-understand examples that are pragmatic and applicable to real-world applications. Different topics are approached in a bottom-up fashion, gradually going from the simplest foundations to the most advanced features.

Multithreading Applications in Win32

The Complete Guide to Threads

Author: Jim Beveridge,Robert Wiener

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201442342

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 2598

Windowsreg; 95 and Windows NT & allow software developers to use the powerful programming technique of multithreading: dividing a single application into multiple "threads " that execute separately and get their own CPU time. This can result in significant performance gains, but also in programming headaches. Multithreading is difficult to do well, and previous coverage of the subject in Windows has been incomplete. In this book programmers will get hands-on experience in when and how to use multithreading, together with expert advice and working examples in C++ and MFC. The CD-ROM includes the code and sample applications from the book, including code that works with Internet Winsock.

C++ Multithreading Cookbook

Author: Miloš Ljumović

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783289805

Category: Computers

Page: 422

View: 3433

The book is an easy-to-follow guide for creating multi-threaded applications using C++. Each topic is thoroughly explained with multiple illustrations. Many algorithms, such as Dinning Philosophers Problem give you thorough explanations that will help you to understand and solve concurrent tasks. The book is intended for enterprise developers and programmers who wish to make use of C++ capabilities to learn the multithreaded approach. Knowledge of multithreading along with experience in C++ is an added advantage. However it is not a prerequisite.

Windows via C/C++

Author: Christophe Nasarre,Jeffrey Richter

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 073564246X

Category: Computers

Page: 848

View: 9514

Master the intricacies of application development with unmanaged C++ code—straight from the experts. Jeffrey Richter’s classic book is now fully revised for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. You get in-depth, comprehensive guidance, advanced techniques, and extensive code samples to help you program Windows–based applications. Discover how to: Architect and implement your applications for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Create and manipulate processes and jobs Schedule, manage, synchronize and destroy threads Perform asynchronous and synchronous device I/O operations with the I/O completion port Allocate memory using various techniques including virtual memory, memory-mapped files, and heaps Manipulate the default committed physical storage of thread stacks Build DLLs for delay-loading, API hooking, and process injection Using structured exception handling, Windows Error Recovery, and Application Restart services