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Performance Engineering–Value Realization, and Risk Mitigation
By March 12, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Performance Engineering–Value Realization, and Risk Mitigation

Here is my view what’s valued in software engineering, it’s crisp and it helps me gauging my impact. So here it is – you are valued when you either create value or reduce risk. Feature teams obviously create value by coding up the features that end users use and happily pay money for. As a […]

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ASP.NET MVC–Key Components And Their Relationships
By February 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

ASP.NET MVC–Key Components And Their Relationships

This post outlines key components of ASP.NET MVC and their connections. This is helpful for those who are getting started with ASP.NET MVC especially to those who are transitioning from ASP.NET Forms. RouteConfig.cs RouteConfig.cs file is located in App_Start folder. It defines how to parse and route incoming requests based on the URL’s structure. By […]

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Performance: Slow Response–The Case Of Slow DNS Translation
By February 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Performance: Slow Response–The Case Of Slow DNS Translation

During recent load testing we observed slow response with one of key web pages. Regardless of the load – single user or multiple users – the response time wasn’t of satisfactory and varied between 8 to 18 seconds depending on the environment. To narrow down the problem we load tested only the web page in […]

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Performance: High CPU–The Case of Lack Of Caching And Dynamically Generated JavaScript Files
By February 24, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Performance: High CPU–The Case of Lack Of Caching And Dynamically Generated JavaScript Files

During the latest load test we observed high CPU in our front end SharePoint servers. The servers host custom pages and under increasing load we observed ever increasing CPU utilization. The correlation was quite obvious – the higher the load the higher CPU utilization. We couldn’t get to the target load since at some point […]

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Script: Validate Assembly’s SNK Using PowerShell
By February 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Script: Validate Assembly’s SNK Using PowerShell

SNK (Strong Name Key) is a digital proof of .Net assembly’s origin, normally it proves it belongs to your company. If it’s important for you to be sure your customers using your assemblies and that the assemblies are not replaced by rogue ones consider signing your assemblies with SNK. More benefits of SNK discussed in […]

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