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  • Blog Post: Faster Web Pages With Visual Round Trip Analyzer

    So many factors can affect the performance of a Web page—the distance between server and client, the size of the elements on the page, how the browser loads these elements, available bandwidth. Finding those bottlenecks and identifying the culprits is no easy task. In the November 2008 issue of MSDN...
  • Blog Post: Team System: Essential Power Tools

    Microsoft has a long history of introducing new features to shipped products, often under the banner of Power Toys or Power Tools. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Brian Randell takes you on a tour of some useful tools for Visual Studio Team System that are available today. For more coverage...
  • Blog Post: Tools for Identifying Concurrency Issues

    Performance improvements in many-core systems can only be achieved by writing efficient parallel programs. However, testing parallel applications is not straightforward. In the June 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Rahul V. Patil and Boby George look at testing techniques and six helpful tools you can use...
  • Blog Post: Elevation PowerToys and other Security content in TechNet Magazine

    Whether you’re a developer or an IT pro – or maybe your job involves a little of both – security is an ever-present concern. The June 2008 issue of our sister publication, TechNet Magazine , is focused on security issues. While I recommend reading the entire issue, here are two articles that are particularly...
  • Blog Post: Free tools you may have missed

    Scott Mitchell in our Toolbox column has covered quite a few free tools you’ll love. Here are some you may have missed from Scott and some of our other authors as well. Check back again for more free tools next time. SubSonic is an application toolset that is centered on its ability to completely...
  • Blog Post: Team System: Team Foundation Server (TFS) check-in notes and policies

    In the past editions of our Team System column, Brian A. Randell has used the Team Foundation Server (TFS) version control and work item tracking APIs to build a Microsoft Word 2003 add-in that provides support for check-ins and work item association of Word documents similar to what's available via...
  • Blog Post: WinUnit Simplifies Unit Testing for Native C++ Applications

    Have you been frustrated by so-called "engineering experts" who extol the virtues of unit testing, yet can offer little more than hand waving when asked for tool recommendations for native code? In the February issue of MSDN Magazine , Maria Blees introduces you to her native code unit testing tool called...
  • Blog Post: Toolbox November/December Update

    Every month in MSDN Magazine , our Toolbox column , written by Scott Mitchell , highlights handy utilities that simplify development tasks and extend the reach of your applications. In the December installment of Toolbox , Scott shows you the .netLIVEHELP live chat help solution for your ASP.NET Web...
  • Blog Post: Bugslayer: Measuring the Impact of View State

    The .NET Framework is often thought of as an environment where you don't have to think about memory, yet memory issues continue to plague managed applications. Why? In the November issue of MSDN Magazine, John Robbins presents a tool that lets you look at one of the most insidious performance killers...
  • Blog Post: Dev Tools for Your Toolbox

    Every month in MSDN Magazine , our Toolbox column , written by Scott Mitchell , highlights handy utilities that simplify development tasks and extend the reach of your applications. In the October installment of Toolbox , Scott shows you a tool for accessing diverse database projects, a free FTP client...
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