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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Debugging Parallel Applications

A parallel application is one that executes code simultaneously. This includes multithreaded applications. Therefore, the multithreaded debugging discussed thus far is applicable to parallel applications. However, there are additional features of the .NET languages, the framework, and the Visual Studio Debugger to help support parallel coding scenarios. These features are an attempt to take advantage of the recent proliferation of many-core processors. Developers want to take advantage of this computer power, which means they need to begin changing the way they write their applications to take advantage of the multiple cores, each capable of running one or more threads in parallel.

This section covers two of the ...

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