One of my favorite interview questions is “What do such words as async and await tell you?”, because it opens up an opportunity to have an interesting discussion with an interviewee… Or it doesn’t because they float in this topic. In my opinion it is drastically important to understand why we use this technique. I have a feeling that many developers prefer to rely just on “it is the best practice” and blindly use asynchronous methods.

This article shows the difference between asynchronous and synchronous methods in practice.

Tools

  • .NET 5 Web Api application (test target)
  • Azure Sql Database
  • Azure App…

Artem Mikulich

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