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@Beautus S Gumede on "So basically async statements are useful for performance in situations where the data being processed is rather large"

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That's one example where async is advantageous, and there are many, and it gets complicated pretty quick. I would recomend doing a deep dive on Asynchronous and Threading, but know that they are two very different subjects (although their impacts on your code can appear similar).

There's a pretty common analogy used to explain threading involving a chef/cook that I find to be a good foundation for internalizing the concept. Examples are all over Google for that. This article gives you a reasonable overview with some good detail, IMO:

Happy coding!

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@Beautus S Gumede In a highly performant scalable web app, async/await allows .NET to momentarily give the underlying thread to a different incoming request while waiting on IO (such as a database call). It makes .NET prolly the most scalable stack out there when done right. NodeJS does similar things with its singlethreaded event loop.