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How does .NET JIT a method? (also featuring ‘Tiered Compilation’)

At execution time, a just-in-time (JIT) compiler translates the MSIL into native code. During this compilation, code must pass a verification process that examines the MSIL and metadata to find out whether the code can be determined to be type safe.

C# Special Edition

I’m honored to blog about my favorite programming language, C#. There is an often forgotten truth about the history of C#, one truth that I like talking about. While C# is a really “cool” language with awesome features it was actually named “Cool” in the beginning!

Breaking Down Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control in C# with SimpleInjector

In this post, we are going to take a look at what Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control are at their core; which is that they are design patterns. If you're new to development, hopefully these explanations can help you make sense of these patterns and how you can benefit from them.

Hybridizer: High-Performance C# on GPUs

Hybridizer is a compiler from Altimesh that lets you program GPUs and other accelerators from C# code or .NET Assembly. Using decorated symbols to express parallelism, Hybridizer generates source code or binaries optimized for multicore CPUs and GPUs. In this blog post we illustrate the CUDA target.

How Does Task in C# Affect Performance?

When I talk about using Task (and await -- which is a wrapper around Task), often there's a question about performance. The concurrent nature of Task means that there is some overhead. We don't get these things for free.

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