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Finding a performance issue with dynaTrace
Recently, I was asked to look into a performance issue we are having with a particular windows service when it is being communicated with a MMC snap-in we have developed. Essentially the snap-in communicates with the service using WCF to get the data that populates a particular form. When the form was loaded it could take between 10-30 seconds depending upon the data storage mechanisms on the backend. Normally, figuring out what is going on with a Windows service can be a huge pain in the ass. Everything ......

Posted On Monday, December 29, 2008 2:30 PM

Diagnostic tracing your application with dynaTrace
My company recently purchased a software called dynaTrace to be used for performance diagnosis. It primarily started as a Java tool but they do support .Net as well. Since my company is entirely .Net based I will explain the product from that point of view. The application works by using MSIL injection to put essentially a header and footer into each method you have instrumented in an application. If you do not know what MSIL Injection is here is a great overview on the PostSharp website, and here ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 24, 2008 9:48 AM

SafeCode's Fundamental Practices for Secure Software Development
Several blogs I follow have mentioned that SafeCode has released there Fundamental Practices for Secure Software Development guide. I had thought that this was released a while ago actually and the document is dated October 8th. Oh well, it is a good reference regardless. The mission of is "SAFECode is dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of proven software assurance methods." They have a number of different ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 9, 2008 9:23 AM

Microsoft's SDL Optimization Model
Microsoft's SDL Optimization model is for moving your organization along in their Security Development Lifecycle. The SDL is really born out of a lot of lesson's learned and pain realized by Microsoft over the years. The idea is to build into your development process a more security centric focus throughout the lifecycle. The Optimization Model follows this diagram: The idea here is to first determine where your organization is at, figure out where you want to be, and determine how to get there. ......

Posted On Monday, December 8, 2008 12:49 PM

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