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  • Blog Post: Amazing Grace Hopper on Nanoseconds

    Just found this: http://highscalability.com/blog/2012/3/1/grace-hopper-to-programmers-mind-your-nanoseconds.html Worth it just to hear Grace . I think I'll get some microseconds to hang around people's necks. Maybe I'll be kind and use fiber instead of copper :)
  • Blog Post: Measuring IE Performance

    The Building Windows 8 blog has an interesting article on how we measure IE perf . Recommended reading :)
  • Blog Post: Measure!

    I know I haven't posted for a while; I'm hoping that will change soon. However in the mean time my daughter forwarded me this link because she thought it was cute. The thing is, she didn't realize it should be my theme song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMsQYjYlBEo It's rule #1 http://blogs...
  • Blog Post: VSX Keynote posted

    Just a quick plug, if you missed the VSX conference you can see it all online on Channel 9. Some great talks including my keynote speech on VS Futures.
  • Blog Post: The Visual Studio Documentary on Channel 9

    This is just great fun! And, of course, The Documentary is all wrong because they left out many of my favorite parts *grin*. OK, seriously, there is no one history of Visual Studio because of course there is a history for every person that was involved, the ones here at Microsoft and the many partners...
  • Blog Post: Development Tools Ecosystem Summit

    I'm happy to announce that I just agreed to give the keynote for the Development Tools Ecosystem Summit next month here in Redmond. The Development Tools Ecosystem Summit, from October 19 th – 23 rd , is our annual conference open to all developers for us to share the new opportunities available to extend...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

    Looks like it's interview season for me just now.  Here's another piece on Visual Studio directions, based on questions from Channel 9 readers. Visual Studio Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond Thanks to Charles for having me on, it's always fun :)
  • Blog Post: Performance Advice, Southern Style

    While I was at PDC2008 I was introduced to Keith and Woody -- pretty soon there was a microphone in front of me and we were doing a podcast. Now I already liked these guys but when they used a picture of me from about 1998 I really liked them a lot more. I wish I still looked like that :). And the...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Futures -- Extensibility Video

    This is a brief interview from our most recent VSX conference . Paramesh Vaidyanathan, Principal Product Unit Manager, and Rico Mariani, Architect for the Visual Studio Platform team shares their ideas and long term goals for Visual Studio. You'll hear about the new changes coming to Visual...
  • Blog Post: Performance by Design at PDC2008!

    I'm happy to announce that I will be at PDC2008 (and I will work the booths until I can't speak) but in particular I'll be kicking off this precon event with my longtime colleagues Mark, Joe, and Vance. Come on out, I'd love to meet some of my readers! Performance by Design: Using the .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: Rebecca Norlander on Behind the Code

    Rebecca is a lovely person and she interviews very well here on the latest Behind the Code episode.  And I don't just like her because she can do good performance work, she's actually makes a great friend and even says yes when I ask her to dance sometimes which is always a nice feature :) So, for...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Extenders Conference

    If you ever wanted to see Redmond and meet some of the folks on the Visual Studio team this might be just the ticket for you. I'll be speaking about the future of Visual Studio there, especially from the perspective of those that make extensions for it (which I soon hope will be everyone) and several...
  • Blog Post: Just another day in the perf lab

    Even though I've been doing general architecture work on Visual Studio for nearly a year now, my friends in DDPERF are still plugging away on performance problems and finding some interesting results. This most recent thread is very interesting because it shows yet another example of how the consequences...
  • Blog Post: Sara Ford goes retro

    In honor of the leap year, she's posted a couple of articles I wrote back around 1993 describing things you could do in VC++ 2.0. Oddly enough most of them are still applicable. Cheers Sara
  • Blog Post: Computer Measurement Group offers past papers to the public!

    As you know I presented my performance signatures paper at the Computer Measurement Group's (CMG) conference a little over a year ago and I am happy to announce that CMG is now offering previous proceedings from 2005 and older to the public .  I think this is a fabulous move by them because there...
  • Blog Post: Linq to SQL Compiled Queries are thread-safe

    JD Conley wrote an interesting article showing the benefits you can get by using compiled queries on his blog .  He wrote me today saying: "I enjoyed your postings on linq to sql performance and compiled query optimization. I recently published a blog about a real world situation that benefited...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 ship today

    Well you can read all about it on Soma's blog -- today is the day! I'm really proud of the work we did in this release and I'm especially proud of that performance work -- great results in many areas with Linq and VB taking top honors from me on really getting the perf out. But those are just my personal...
  • Blog Post: Performance Threat Models

    I've been meaning to post this for ages and somehow I kept forgetting. J.D. and I have long thought that many of the techniques used to do a security threat model are actually directly applicable to doing performance analysis as well. The idea of threats and mitigations is quite general but more importantly...
  • Blog Post: Some things to visit

    My sometimes cohort J.D. Meier in Patterns and Practices has been busy: Now on MSDN: patterns & practices Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications Performance Testing Videos posted to CodePlex My other cohorts in the Technical Community Network have also been busy Mohsen...
  • Blog Post: Gamefest 2007: The Costs of Managed Code: The Avoidable and the Unavoidable

    A few weeks ago I spoke at Gamefest 2007 where I delivered this talk: The Costs of Managed Code: The Avoidable and the Unavoidable This talk is for those who want to understand the inescapable performance consequences of the managed programming method: the things you cannot avoid and the things...
  • Blog Post: Performance Improvements in Visual Studio 2008

    It seems I'm doing a lot of referral postings this month and I've got a couple more for you. This is the first one, near and dear to my heart because I worked with Cameron on some of these (and he didn't mention me at all, *sniff*) especially the performance problems in the cases with "Venus" (the ASP...
  • Blog Post: Emma Williams on Channel 9

    Here's Emma Williams my former General Manager from when I was on the performance team talking about "MQ" and other things we did in Orcas to improve product quality. And I want you to know that I'm not recommending her video just because she mentioned me at the end of it. It might have recommended...
  • Blog Post: Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications

    Well our Patterns and Practices group has done it again with an excellent new guide, JD just announced the final version of Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications . As with the last guide I was asked to provide feedback along the way and so I was happy to write a foreword for them which I...
  • Blog Post: Behind the Code in August

    What are you if you've already been a has-been? I was on the Behind The Code show five months ago now which was a lot of fun, but this month they've got someone that is even more fun than me :) Peter Spiro: Building great databases. Making great teams. Leadership. WinFS. The power of having fun...
  • Blog Post: My time in the spotlight is over :)

    Well as you know I was featured on our Behind The Code show three months ago but alas for me my time as the current feature has come to an end and I am now, officially, a Behind The Code has-been. However it's good company to be in so I suppose I can't complain. So as I bid Behind The Code farewell...
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