Node 7.6 Brings Default Async/Await Support

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 27, 2017

Node.js 7.6 has shipped with official support for async/await enabled by default and better performance on low-memory devices.

Microsoft Edge Get Extensions, Better JavaScript in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

by David Iffland on  Aug 04, 2016

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes the latest version of Microsoft's Edge web browser. The newest version supports extensions and Windows Hello, and includes a number of HTML5 and JavaScript features.

Python 3.5 Promises New Syntax Features

by James Chesters on  Jul 14, 2015

The Python Software Foundation has announced new features expected in Python 3.5. Core developer Benjamin Petersen details new syntax features, new library modules, new built-in features and significantly improved library features.

Python 3.5 will Support Async/Await Asynchronous Programming

by Sergio De Simone on  May 07, 2015 1

Python 3.5 will add support for coroutines with async and await syntax, according to Python Enhancement Proposal (PEP) #0492. The proposal aims at making coroutines a native Python language feature and to "establish a common, easily approachable, mental model of asynchronous programming."

Thoughts on Unit Testing vs Ad-hoc Testing with Asynchronous Code

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 18, 2014

One of the interesting features of the Task + async/await pattern is that you can easily decorate the results of any operation. Lucian Wischik of Microsoft shows how to take advantage of this in order to make your end-to-end testing more robust.

Async for .NET and Silverlight 4

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 19, 2013

Microsoft has released the final version of Microsoft.Bcl.Async. This package allows developers using .NET 4, Silverlight 4, and Windows Phone 7.5 to use the async features found in C# 5 and VB 11.

Asynchronous Gotchas in C#

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 17, 2013 1

Sometimes the best way to understand pitfalls in one language is to see how another language prevents them. Tomas Petricek, author of Real-World Functional Programming, discusses seven common mistakes found in asynchronous C# code and demonstrates how F# makes them less likely to occur.

Xamarin Introduces C# Async for iOS and Android

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 12, 2013

Xamarin has released a preview of their async-enabled libraries for iOS and Android development. This work is based heavily on Microsoft’s .NET 4.5, which was released late last year as part of Visual Studio 2012. Xamarin is the new name for the development platforms previously known as MonoTouch and Mono for Android.

How to Await Just About Anything

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 18, 2012

Lucian Wischik is publishing a series of blog posts showing how Await can be used in a wide variety of situations ranging from awaiting an animation to complete to capturing the results of a command line program.

Entity Framework, Async – In Mono!

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Aug 17, 2012

Entity Framework has been integrated into the Mono distribution as of 2.11.3 which means it can now be used even outside of the Windows platform. Mono also gets Async support on par with .NET 4.5.