Memory Footprint Comparison of .net IDEs

29. July 2011 14:15 by Matt Wrock in   //  Tags:   //   Comments
I got a Amazon gift  certificate a couple weeks ago as a birthday present and decided to get a Asus Netbook (Thanks Mom and Dad!!) So far I really like it. It has 2GB of ram, and a Duo Core Atom Processor. Its very lite and small enough to lug around comfortably but not so small that it is unus... [More]

Recycling an Application Pool with C# (Part 2)

28. July 2011 12:24 by Matt Wrock in   //  Tags:   //   Comments
The other day I shared how to use the DirectoryServices namespace to restart an app pool via C# code. The code I used had two key flaws: It used a Thread.Sleep(2000) to wait for the old app pool to be destroyed. The use of DirectoryServices required the enabling of the windows feature: IIS M... [More]

Recycling an Application Pool with C#

26. July 2011 16:46 by Matt Wrock in   //  Tags:   //   Comments
I have been developing a CSS background image spriting, merging and minification application where I often force an app pool recycle in my integration tests. This is handy because it essentially allows me to reset the state of a web application in my test and it is a bit more light weight than perfo... [More]

Three pitfalls to avoid when writing a response filter

22. July 2011 22:06 by Matt Wrock in   //  Tags:   //   Comments
I was looking at a response filter that someone else had written yesterday and I noticed a few things it was doing that ideally you want to avoid in a response filter. This is a particularly fresh topic for me since I am nearing the end of V1 development on a response filter that will automatically ... [More]

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I'm Matt Wrock with over fifteen years of experience architecting scalable, distributed, high traffic web applications as well as environment and deployment automation. I currently live in Woodinville, WA with my wife, two daughters, four dogs and two cats. Until just recently I worked for Microsoft as a Sr. Software Engineer and now work for CenturyLink Cloud focusing on data center automation. I'm also project founder of http://Boxstarter.org and a committer to http://chocolatey.org.

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