Santomania

Addy Santo's occasional braindumps

June, 2003

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    Quick & Simple optimization tips

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    Some quick'n'dirty optimization tips: 1.  Be aware that your app will typically spend 95% of it's time in 5% of the code.  Invest time on optimizing only where it will really matter. 2. Also be aware that the actual 5% of the code which is taking...
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    Strongly Typed Collections

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    Martin Fowler writes about strongly typed collections , and concludes: "On the whole, however, it isn't worth the trouble "   I must admit that I disagree.  In anything but the smallest of projects it is both unconvenient and unhealthy to use untyped...
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    Microsoft delivers!

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    I signed up for a free copy of "Application Architecture for .NET" on the MS website a while ago, and today it arrived!  Free stuff from MS is always cool :)
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    I'm funky too.. (what do you mean there is no cat?)

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    The funkidator apparently isn't too discriminating - it appears that even I am funky  :) I love that site's sidebar... My two favorite quotes are There is no spoon   (Was the domain admin password for one of my systems) and What do you mean you...
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    How many Blogs do you read?

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    I just counted through my SharpReader feed list - and I'm reading over 200 feeds! No wonder it is hard to keep up. Am I crazy?  How many feeds do you guys follow on a regular basis?
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    SPOT isn't alone - here comes a PalmOS based watch

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    More geekware.  2MB memory, a touchscreen interface, backlit 1.4" screen.  I wonder how long it will take until devices this size start shipping with a built-in TCP stack. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00009QR9X/103-6293870-1923047
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    SPOT update

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    Well,  Microsoft's SPOT technology seems to be coming along... A friend of mine got himself invites to a Mercedes event in which he will get to test drive some new Mercedes models and also play around with the new SPOT based digital watch from MS....
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    Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT) - .NET for digital watches (?!)

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    Hi, I just came across this, and it sounds fascinating .... Can anyone verfiy this? It sounds like a .NET Framework/OS combination for really small devices which includes built-in one way wireless networking via FM radio. http://www.winsupersite...
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    Another tidbit regarding optimizations

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    Since today's theme seems to be optimization (see Sam 's blow-by-blow ), here is a bit about index-based loops vs. for-each loops. Everyone knows that index-based loops are faster, but why and by how much?   A friend (Hi Tamar!) asked me why the following...
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    When in doubt, peek at the ROTOR sources

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    I often find myself in situations where knowing a .NET class internal implementation would be very helpful.  Will CollectionBase be performant for me? What internal data structure does it use?  Why is my Regex expression so damn slow?  How much overhead...
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