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Intro to PLINQ


I recently had the opportunity to attend the Microsoft launch event for the new Visual Studio 2010. I was impressed with everything 2010 is bringing to the table, but what really caught my eye is the new Parallel FX library. Parallel FX provides developers with a set of tools which promises faster and less error prone development of multi-threaded applications. For this post I’m going to focus in on the new parallel LINQ, also known as PLINQ (which reminds me of Plinko every time I hear it).
For those of you who aren’t familiar with LINQ, I’ll try to sum it up in a few sentences. LINQ stands for language-integrated query. It provides .Net developers with a new syntax which makes performing set based operations on a collection, or multiple collections easier. For example, if we have an unordered list of…