To many people `async` is old hat now...
But to many of us it's still quite new :)
But, **wow** is it awesome :)
Just like with Linq, to start with it doesn't feel that big a deal, but later - after you've been using it a bit - then you know that you are never going back :)
One of the first `async` components that people come across is `HttpClient`. Using this makes async network code really wonderfully writeable and readable :)
Further, when you use `HttpClient` on iOS, it isn't just better looking code - it can also be better performing code - as it can make use of the native iOS HttpHandling instead of the Mono .Net one.
Last year, PaulBetts produced a github repo to assist with this http://log.paulbetts.org/fast-http-with-modernhttpclient/
To integrate that back into the PCL world of MvvmCross, a couple of regular MvvmCross contributors have posted lots of useful links:
stonkingly good work in progress from @Cheesebaron - could HttpClient be put behind an Interface? - https://t.co/kfjMcFI1vl
— MvvmCross (@MvvmCross) November 6, 2013
New Blog - Implementing modernhttpclient in Xamarin and MvvmCross. http://t.co/IlNUV0wqTm @MvvmCross @paulcbetts @xamarinhq
— Michael Ridland (@rid00z) November 7, 2013
This is awesome - and well deserving of badges #6 and #2 for Tomascz and Michael
... although actually right now I seem to be missing a post... where is the first badge for @rid00z - will go hunt!