Scope and Purpose
First, I will try to explain what the await operator does so that readers learn what is actually going on when you await something, and hopefully a bunch of async/await/Task stuff will start to make sense. A lot of async/await resources don't tell you what is actually going on, so async/await still seems mysterious and full of obscure pitfalls/guidelines. I want to help my readers take the "royal road" to async/await, getting that major epiphany as soon as possible.
Second, I will present an async/await/Task reading list that is selected and ordered for the benefit of a beginner, with some notes of my own. The reading list doubles as my own reference of resources that were helpful for me, and as a place to review best practices and pitfalls. This reading list is another "royal road" to fleshing out readers' understanding.
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