Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

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June, 2004

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    Optimistic vs. Pessimistic Locking consequences

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    Putting on my "database guy" hat, a few days I was asked to comment on locking techniques for databases and to point out some problems with using transactions as a pessimistic locking technique. Here's what I said... Some definitions: Optimistic...
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    Performance Quiz #3 -- Solution

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    And now the exciting solution to Performance Quiz #3 ! There's actually an enourmous amount of philosophy that can be learned from this little example in terms of good habits but I'd like to anchor this in the numbers so let's begin with those. ...
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    foreach and performance rules

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    I was looking at Brad’s blog this morning and I was astounded to find that some people had chosen not to use foreach “Because Rico said so” though they probably didn’t use those exact words. I found that very troublesome for several...
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    Performance Quiz #3

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    The funny thing about managed code is that sometimes people forget that just because we offer an easy/convenient way to do things if you're doing a quick RAD application doesn't mean that the RAD way is in fact the right way. In fact, the good old fashioned...
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    Engineering is a quantitative discipline

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    A few days ago I saw request for performance related information on one of our internal discussion lists that I thought was a bit vague and so I decided it was a good time to introduce my latest performance meme. Here's my response slightly edited and...
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    Of Strings and Services

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    Here's some Q&A that followed a recent internal performance talk that I thought was generally useful. 1) Is there a way to browse and cleanup allocated resources on request completion for webservice? It's generally a very bad idea to try to...
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    Two quick hrefs

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    My colleague Maoni has a blog , you might want to give it a visit. Also there was a great deal of feedback on my last posting that I think is valuable. If you don't routinely read the feedback you might want to give that posting a second look.
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    Wow, someone was listening :)

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    I got quoted in Marco Dorantes' WebLog -- he has some interesting thoughts, might want to give him a read.
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