I’ve recently attended Microsoft’s Build conference in San Francisco, and I wanted to share some of my experiences.
First of all, this was an extremely well organized conference. The Moscone Center in San Francisco is an excellent venue, and everything from registration to sessions went very smoothly.
Both keynotes stressed one major shift for [...]
Hacking the Roslyn code has been fun. It is a very impressive piece of well engineered code.
The first experiment I’m about to present in this post is a simple code editor (similar to the acclaimed LINQPad) that uses two parts of Roslyn: the Script Engine and Completion Service.
One of the goals in concurrent programming is to reduce contention. Contention is created when two (or more) threads contend for a shared resource. The performance of synchronization mechanisms can vary considerably between contended and uncontended cases.
The .NET Monitor class (used by C#’s lock keyword) provides a hybrid synchronization solution that is highly optimized [...]
Hosting WCF services in AppFabric has its benefits, but it can cause a lot of pain as well. I was trying to resolve the following error which kept appearing at one of my customers:
There is no compatible TransportManager found for URI ‘net.pipe://<some address>’. This may be because that you have used an absolute address [...]
WPF enables you to develop great looking applications very fast. But sometimes with this rapid approach one can overlook an important aspect – performance. It’s very common for developers to look into UI performance last, especially in LOB applications, but performance can have a significant effect on how professional your application is perceived to be.
Last month I gave a series of lectures in various campuses around Israel about Windows Phone and Azure.
The lecture included an introduction to Silverlight, Windows Phone, and a short overview of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone.
During August 11-12 there will be a workshop for any student who needs assistance in submitting [...]
In WCF we can use the APM pattern to create an asynchronous client. For example, consider the following service contract:
public interface IHello
string Greet(string name);
An APM-enabled version of this interface would look like this:
[ServiceContract(Name = "IHello")]
public interface IHelloApm
You’ve all read about the asynchrony promise of C# 5 (if you haven’t, I highly recommend reading Eric Lippert’s series about the subject or this post won’t make much sense). I think it’s a great step forward, and it would make asynchronous programming all a lot easier.
We already know how to think in [...]
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