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Chris Falter .NET Design and Best Practices July 2007 Entries
I Knew Dell Support Was Bad, but Dell Sales ...?

Everyone has a horror story to tell about dealing with a technology giant whose bureaucracy has run amok. This harrowing tale of an encounter with Dell sales will send chills up your spine...

Posted On Tuesday, July 31, 2007 6:06 AM

Saved By Good Design

I have been saved from many a peril during my adventure of a life. When I was instrumenting a large system recently, I realized just how wonderful good design can make your software development life...

Posted On Tuesday, July 24, 2007 11:24 AM

Do *NOT* Set up a Reparse Point for the Windows\Assembly Folder!

In order to free space on the system partition, we moved a variety of directories from drive C to drive D, and then used the Junction utility from SysInternals (now owned by Microsoft) to create reparse points on drive C that pointed to the new file locations on drive D. Unfortunately, the party ended when we tried to relocate the GAC...

Posted On Monday, July 16, 2007 8:31 AM

How To: Instrument Your Code to Time Its Use of Resources

If you're dealing with an issue that shows up only in production, sometimes you have to write special diagnostic code. This technique is known as instrumentation. If you don't have a license for a specialized profiler, or if you just want to focus on a small set of critical areas in your code, use the techniques in this post to find your bottleneck(s).

Posted On Friday, July 13, 2007 7:46 AM

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