Last week another team wanted to use an HttpModule I had written. The problem is that they had no access to the hosting platform of their content. Their DLLs are consumed via MEF by a rather large infrastructure affectionately known as MTPS or what the world knows as the MSDN Library. Unfortunately... [More]
I just released RequestReduce v1.5 on Nuget and on http://www.RequestReduce.com.
If you are currently on v1.4, you will definitely want to upgrade to this new version. There was a misconfiguration in v1.4 causing a Regex to recompile on every call. The impact will vary depending on the number of sc... [More]
This week RequestReduce was launched on Microsoft’s MSDN and Technet web sites specifically with the Forums and Search applications. So if you ever land on a Forums page within these sites or conduct a search within the MSDN or Technet environment, RequestReduce is crunching and merging the CS... [More]
Welcome .net 3.5 Users!
Today the Microsoft Galleries team where I work and which supports the Visual Studio extensions gallery and the MSDN Code Samples gallery, among many others, began quantizing its sprited images with nQuant and has realized a 10% reduction in page size. ... [More]
This week I worked with Phil Jones (@philjones88) of to get RequestReduce up and running on his web site hosted on AppHarbor. There was a couple issues specific to AppHarbor’s configuration that prevented RequestReduce’s default configuration from working. Its actually a fairly typical s... [More]
Now even more sites can take advantage of automatic CSS merging and minification as well as image spriting and color optimization with no code changes or directory structure conventions.
This week I rolled out two key features which add compatibility to RequestReduce’s core functionality and ... [More]
Last week I was integrating my automatic css merge, minify and sprite utility, RequestReduce, into the MSDN Forums and search applications. Any time you have the opportunity to integrate a component into a new app, there are often new edge cases to explore and therefore new bugs to surface since no ... [More]