David Waddleton, well-known for his "Geek Speak" webcasts, is presenting a 5-part series on testing and optimization entitled "Debugging and Tweaking Week". Join David as he dives into techniques you can use today with .NET 1.1 and into the future with the upcoming release of Visual Studio 2005.

Debugging and Tweaking Week, presented by David Waddleton
MSDN Webcast: Debugging and Tweaking Week (Part 1 of 5): How to Debug with .NET (Level 200)
Monday, February 14, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
David Waddleton, Developer Community Champion, Microsoft Corporation
Are you familiar with all the .NET Framework has to offer for debugging applications? In this session, we will outline the core debugging concepts that are most effective with the Common Runtime. The discussion will cover key topics such as conditional compilation, tracing and event logging, and debugging Web services. We will also examine the plethora of new features offered in Visual Studio .NET. \
 
 
MSDN Webcast: Debugging and Tweaking Week (Part 2 of 5): Debugging Production Applications (Level 400)
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
David Waddleton, Developer Community Champion, Microsoft Corporation
This .NET Framework 1.1 session will equip you with the mindset, tools, and techniques that will help you successfully identify and resolve common production application debugging issues. Learn efficient ways to handle some of the more difficult issues you are likely to encounter when running ASP.NET applications in production environments, such as memory consumption, contention, and unexpected server crashes.
 
MSDN Webcast: Debugging and Tweaking Week (Part 3 of 5): Visual Studio 2005 Debugging Enhancements (Level 200)
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
David Waddleton, Developer Community Champion, Microsoft Corporation
Regardless of how advanced your programming skills are or how many flashy tools are available in your toolbox, you will always need to jump into the debugger at some point in the process to see what is going wrong. Learn about the host of new goodies in Visual Studio 2005 that can make the debugging process more productive and efficient for everyone. We will discuss a wide range of tools and techniques including generics, anonymous methods in C#, Master Pages in ASP.NET, and many of the new controls in Windows Forms, to name just a few.
 
MSDN Webcast: Debugging and Tweaking Week (Part 4 of 5): How Optimized is Your Data? (Level 300)
Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
David Waddleton, Developer Community Champion, Microsoft Corporation
This session examines proven strategies to help you design and develop scalable data access solutions. Learn valuable techniques you can use to optimize stored procedure calls, reduce dataset serialization cost, manage transactions, and page through large result sets. We will also demonstrate effective ways to improve the performance and scalability of SQL Server.
 
MSDN Webcast: Debugging and Tweaking Week (Part 5 of 5): Test Driven Development with Visual Studio 2005 (Level 300)
Friday, February 18, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
David Waddleton, Developer Community Champion, Microsoft Corporation
This session highlights two useful features in Visual Studio 2005 that help developers improve the performance and quality of their software. Learn how the built-in profiler monitors the execution of a running program and generates detailed reports on the application's behavior that can be used to identify those bottlenecks that most affect the program's performance. We will also show how to take advantage of the support for test-driven development in Visual Studio 2005 to ensure that you are preserving the integrity of your existing code as you enhance or extend your solutions.