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NameValueCollection vs. Hashtable performance considerations

Rico Marianis Performance Tidbits, September 6, 2006
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We had a good discussion on the NameValueCollection internally not too long ago and I asked my friends on the BCL Team to post a summary of the things that were discussed.  Kim Hamilton deli...

Speed Up Your Pages And Improve Your YSlow Score With The Coral Content Distribution Network

youve been HAACKED, August 14, 2007
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Yahoo recently released the ever so popular YSlow add-on for Firebugused to help locate bottlenecks for web pages. From their developer network site we learn... YSlow analyzes web pages and tells you...

(.NET 2.) Dictionary(Of Key, Value) performance trick

Frans Boumas blog, May 2, 2006
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(I used the VB.NET notation in the title so it won't nag about illegal characters like < and >) In .NET 2.0 you'll have this new generic Hashtable variant called Dictionary<TKey, TValue>....

Using NHibernate with Multiple Databases

The Code Project Latest Articles, July 18, 2006
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This article describes using NHibernate with multiple databases concurrently....

Increase Productivity With Search Driven Development

youve been HAACKED, March 17, 2007
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With all the advances in software development in the past few years, I would have to point to Google and Google Groups as the two tools that provide the biggest productivity enhancements for me as a ...

ASP.NET Supervising Controller (Model View Presenter) From Schematic To Unit Tests to Code

youve been HAACKED, August 9, 2006
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Martin Fowler recently split the Model-View-Presenter pattern into two new patterns, Supervising Controller and Passive View. They are pretty much two different flavors of the MVP pattern differentia...

Easily Test Your Code For Multiple Cultures

youve been HAACKED, June 15, 2007
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Most of the time when Im testing my code, I only test it using the en-US culture since, ...well..., I speak English and I live in the U.S. Isnt the U.S. the only country that matters anyway? ;) Fortu...

WF Rules and MS BRE - Comparing Performance

Charles Young, August 14, 2007
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Ive been asked a few times how the performance of WF (Windows Workflow Foundation) Rules compares with that of the Microsoft Business Rules Engine (MS BRE). Having done no testing, I could only guess ...

Open Source BPEL Engine Final Release

WebServices.Org, February 23, 2006
Views: 1,437 | Hits 558 LLC announces the final release of version 2.0 of the ActiveBPEL(tm) engine, including significant improvements in performance and functionality as well as numerous bug fixes....

High Performance SOA ? a Contradiction in Terms?

WebServices.Org Weblogs, November 30, 2006
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While SOA offers several benefits, many SOA implementations are designed in a way that can impede performance. By designing a SOA with performance in mind, you can combine the flexibility and reuse th...

Performance comparison of nHibernate and Entity Framework

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., August 18, 2009
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After running a variety of performance tests, Gergely Orosz comes to the following conclusion: The performance measurements only provided significant differences in two cases. When it comes to st...

Extract Embedded Resources With An Attribute In MbUnit

youve been HAACKED, April 27, 2007
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A long time ago Patrick Cauldwell wrote up a technique for managing external files within unit tests by embedding them as resources and unpacking the resources during the unit test. This is a powerful...

JBossESB 4.0 Beta1 Released

WebServices.Org Weblogs, August 15, 2006
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Key features include support for ageneral notification framework, data transformations, durable object repository and high performance. Built on JBossAS 4.0.4 and EJB3....

A great set of performance tests for datareader,linq to sql, ef

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., March 19, 2009
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I'm not saying great because it shows where EF shines in performance, but because the tests look interesting and thorough. Alex Konduforov goes past the typical "let's test performance" queries tha...

Bug Driven Development

youve been HAACKED, September 24, 2007
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It is a sad fact of life that, in this day and age, arguments are not won with sound logic and reasoning. Instead, applying the principle of framing an argument is much more effective at swaying publi...

Entity Framework Designer and Large Databases

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., August 19, 2008
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The Northwind database has 27 tables and views. AdventureWorksLT has 17. Sound like your database? Probably not. What have people who have been pushing the designer with databases with hundreds or...

ASP.NET 2.0 Performance Tuning Considerations

GotDotNet: New resources, August 4, 2006
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ASP.NET 2.0 has a lot of performance enhancements. In addition this article discusses on certain techniques which can improve the performance of applications....

Unit Testing with Visual Studio 2008

K. Scott Allen, July 23, 2007
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Unit testing features will now be available in the Professional version of Visual Studio 2008. Unit testing has been to Visual Studio what Barry Bonds has been baseball a center of controversy. Firs...

MbUnit vs. NUnit Vs. Team System Unit Testing - Choosing a unit test framework

ISerializable, September 24, 2006
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MbUnit is gaining some momentum as one of the nicest unit testing frameworks for .NET out there. I just came out as an RC2 release with many new features an enhancements, including dull support for NU...

A Sample for WCF Client Proxy Pooling

Wenlong Dongs Blog, November 14, 2007
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Introduction Ideally we should not need to pool WCF client proxies as I mentioned in my previous blog entry. From some customer feedback, however, I got to know that reusing proxies is not ideal becau...

Azure Thermostat Service

Steven Smith, March 8, 2009
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By now I assume most readers are familiar with Azure, Microsofts cloud service offering.  Azure provides theoretically limitless scalability to online applications, which can be built using exist...

Using Rhino Mocks To Unit Test Events on Interfaces

youve been HAACKED, June 23, 2006
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I am working on some code using the Model View Presenter pattern for an article I am writing. I am using an event based approach based on the work that Fowler did. For the sake of this discussion, h...

Unit Testing Multithreaded methods.

Corporate Coder, August 8, 2007
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[tags: ASP.NET, Test Driven Development, TDD, C#, VB.NET, Unit Testing]On my latest project, our team encountered an issue where we had to use Threading for our business objec...

OR/M Smackdown - Ayende Vs. Ted Neward

ISerializable, May 26, 2007
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The "Object Relational Mapping" Smackdown show between Ayende and Ted Neward has hit the blogsphere, recorded on .NET Rocks. I've listened to it live, and have not listened to the edited version, b...

Html Agility Pack

ISerializable, December 11, 2006
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Now,this is cool if you do a lot of html parsing! You can tell I was drawn to it by the word "Agile" hidden in there. I guess "Agile" is the new black. It goes with everything.   HtmlAgilit...

Unmanaged Memory Fragmentation -- an old story

Rico Marianis Performance Tidbits, February 2, 2006
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Before I worked on the CLR I spent several years in MSN.  One of the big projects I worked on was "Sidewalk" which among other things offered a yellow pages service.  A lot of this work w...

Reduce Code and Server Roundtrips

FTPOnline .NET Channel, April 1, 2008
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Utilize table-valued parameters to write less code and to achieve higher application performance....

VB 2005 Performance QFE released...

Panopticon Central, August 3, 2006
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Despite the fact that we made what I still feel is a solid release, we've been clearly seeing some customers having problems with the performance of the VB 2005 compiler when used on large VB projects...

Load Testing Crystal Reports with High Shareability Caching - The #1 ASP.NET Community, October 29, 2009
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In this second part of the series, Eric examines the usage of caching in Crystal Reports. He makes use of Visual Studio Team System testing to compare performance between cached and non-cached pages. ...

Great article on Reflection and Performance on MSDN Mag

ISerializable, June 26, 2005
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Joel Pobar (master of all things dynamic) wrote a great piece on reflection in this months MSDN Mag..  Reflection: Dodge Common Performance Pitfalls to Craft Speedy Applications [via Brad Abrams...

Throw-Away Tests Vs. Tests that Last

ISerializable, September 13, 2007
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TATs  - That's what I call the tests people write when they are writing unit tests for the first time on a real project. Those tests usually don't last more that a few months before they either...

Introducing Perf+ , A better perfmon

ISerializable, October 15, 2006
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Perf+ is an advanced free extension of perfmon with a tabbed interface and a set of predefined counters you can modify and share with others. Great for real time viewing of a host machine's stats quic...

Common Gotcha: Slow VS 2005 Web Site Build Performance Because of Dueling Assembly References

ScottGus Blog, July 30, 2006
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Symptom:When building a VS 2005 Web Site Project you experience very slow build times – where compilation seems to mysteriously pause for 30+ seconds (or even minutes), before continuing each ti...

Strongly Typed Reflection Calls in .NET 2.0

ISerializable, October 30, 2005
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Oren Eini is trying to cheat Reflection, that is, create his own, "strongly typed" version of reflection, and what he's done so far seems like a very cool and nice workaround: " I don't like strin...

BizTalk 2004 Performance

Darren Jefford : BizTalk 2004, December 14, 2004
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Ive been involved in a number of BizTalk 2004 Performance / Tuning engagements recently, it seems that most of this year customers have been busy writing solutions using BizTalk and are now getting to...

Building High Performance ASP.NET Web Applications Downloads, June 29, 2008
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Downloads for my presentation to BAADD titled ""Building High Performance ASP.NET Web Applications"".This site is a resource for web programming. It has examples by Peter Kellner of techni...

How to Create a Web Server Farm Cache Features, October 12, 2007
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If your Web site has large quantities of data to manage, then a database-driven design is pretty much a necessity. However, storing all your data in the database often creates a lot of work for the d...

The secret to unit testing: the unit

Karl Seguin [MVP], July 18, 2007
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After spending time in some of my old code this weekend, I've come to the conclusion that developers new to unit testing are likely to bloat their tests.Since your test has set up some type of sta...

Performance Quiz #9 : IList<T> List and array speed -- solution

Rico Marianis Performance Tidbits, March 12, 2006
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Well the comments have been just awesome and many people went right ahead and measured the results.  Some of you have discovered the key point in this particular test: Arrays are magic. In the te...

Test Reviews Vs. Code Reviews - Some Helpful Tips

ISerializable, March 13, 2007
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One of the things that I like to show people during my TDD courses, is how much easier it is to do a test review rather than a simple code review. A code review is like literally debugging the code wi...

The Performance War: Using counts to help navigate flat performance reports

Rico Marianis Performance Tidbits, April 18, 2006
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A while ago I wrote about how you often win the performance war 5% at a time.  The theme of that article was essentially that if you are finding huge performance wins, especially from just the mo...

Performance of Dynamic Object Instantiation articles, news and updates, August 14, 2005
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As Provider pattern has been gaining more and more favor among developers, I’ve been wondering about performance implications of dynamic object (provider) instantiation it mandates. The most com...

Wednesday Links

Miguel de Icaza, December 21, 2005
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The Jesus General has a funny graphic, reminds me of Jack London's Iron Heel. The Release of Mrs. Anthrax: So it turns out that the story on Mrs Anthrax was not what the occupation forces told us. S...

The Art Of Unit Testing - Download Chapter 1

ISerializable, October 11, 2006
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I'm happy to announce that draft of chapter 1 from my upcoming book "The Art of Unit Testing" is available for download immediately - click here for the PDF. the book will also be available to downl...

Performance Improvement for WCF Client Proxy Creation in .NET 3.5 and Best Practices

Wenlong Dongs Blog, October 27, 2007
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Introduction In .NET 3.0 SP1, which will be shipped together with .NET 3.5, there is significant performance improvement in WCF client proxy creation. For BasicHttpBinding, the performance is close to...

Debugging and Profiling Features in VS 2008

Somasegars WebLog, September 15, 2007
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I wanted to do a little tour of some debugging and profiling features that you will see in Visual Studio 2008.    Script debugging improvements - In addition to the mapping of breakpoints f...

Tips to improve Performance of Web Application

The Code Project Latest Articles, February 27, 2007
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Improve Performance of Web Application...

Using ReSharper, Ive Always Wondered Why They Had the Invert if refactor, October 18, 2009
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  Well, now I know.  Here is an example of some code I just wrote: if (doDeficitCalc) { throw new ApplicationException("Need to implement deficit weight... Th...