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Simple library of collections and other tools to improve your application's threading behaviors.


What is it?

SimpleThreading is a set of classes to ease your multithreading.
There is a very simple ThreadBlock class to work with that allows you to get a result from each delegate call, unlike the ActionBlock Microsoft provides.

How do you use it?

SimpleThreading is a stand-alone library that you can use very easily. Simply import the NuGet package __GPS.SimpleThreading__ into your project.



    // Structure to write to on-the-fly.
    var results = new ConcurrentDictionary<string, int>();

    var block = new ThreadBlock<string, int>(
        // Lambda defining processing action per item
        item =>
            var result = 0;
            return int.TryParse(item, out result) ? result : 0;
        // Lambda defining processing action for end of batch
        results => 
            Debug.WriteLine($"Sum: {results.Where(r => r != null).Sum(r => r.result)}");
    // Add data to be processed.
    block.AddRange(new List<string>{ "1", "2", "3", "four", "5", "six", "7", "8", "nine", "10"});

    // Lock the list, preventing data from being added during processing.

    // Execute the batch
        // Max Degree of Parallelism
        // Warmup code for the item.  Executed before the 
        // main lambda.
        (item) => Debug.WriteLine($"Processing {item}.")
        // Continuation code per item.
        (item, result) =>
            results.Add(item, result);

    // Display completed results
        r => Console.Debug($"{r.Key} - {r.Value}"));

Where can I get it?

SimpleThreading is available on for easy inclusion in your .Net application from within Visual Studio. Simply open the Package Manager Console and type:

install-package GPS.SimpleThreading

Alternatively, you may download the package from GitHub.

Where can I get help?

You can log and track issues on GitHub or you can send an email to The Sharp Ninja.

What’s this Gateway Programming School?

Gateway Programming School (or GPS for short) is a programming school in Clarksville, TN that is funding its startup costs through the creation of useful applications, frameworks and text books. GPS is a for profit school with the express goal of providing a first-class education in business-oriented computer programming in DotNet Core and related technologies.