A year ago, my team was using Visual Source Safe as our version control repository and our builds were built and deployed manually using sophisticated tools like windows explorer and remote desktop. This was not a happy time.
VSS was awfully slow and practically impossible to work with remotely. ... [More]
One challenge involved in developing windows service applications is debugging them in Visual Studio. I don't know why Visual Studio does not provide better support for this, but I've seen some creative techniques employed to make debugging windows services possible. One popular method is to put a r... [More]
Yesterday our issue tracking software was hanging and the vendor was not responding to our ticket requsts (They are nine hours ahead of us). The application is a .NET application so I decided to capture a crash dump and dive in with windbg. I have a love/hate relationship with windbg. I love it beca... [More]
I'm a software developer. By default, I tend to focus on optimizing my code and architecture patterns in order to tune performance. However, there are factors that lie well outside of your application code and structure that can have a profound impact on web site performance. Two of these factors th... [More]
My team and I are migrating a large web forms/ADO web application over to the MVC framework using nHibernate and Domain Driven Design principles. After dabbling in MVC and nHibernate (although I have used MVC in java in a past life) and reading Eric Evans' book, I've been chomping at the bit to impl... [More]