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  • Blog Post: .NET Hidden Gems - Memory fail points

    I am embarking in a series of mini post called .NET hidden gems, not necessarily new bits but usually unknown. They are dedicated to those small features and components that are not commonly used but can deliver interesting value in certain scenarios. Today I am going to show you some functions that...
  • Blog Post: How to configure WinDbg to run other versions of the .NET

    I usually receive a very common question when customers jump into the WinDbg adventure, and is related to the loading of SOS when the version of the .NET mismatches the version installed on their system. The scenario is quite common, you have a customer that is running another service pack or even...
  • Blog Post: Background and Foreground GC in .NET 4

    Another interesting new feature of the CLR 4 comes from the Garbage collection team. On this version, they are adding some performance enhancements on the memory allocation process. The feature is commonly called “Background GC”. But what does it actually mean? As applications are starting to consume...
  • Blog Post: Working with memory mapped files in .NET 4

    I have been exploring different new features that come with the .NET 4, beyond the most popular ones like dynamic types and covariance; I was interested in performance enhancements. For this reason I am going to publish a couple of blog entries were I explore these different features. Memory mapped...
  • Blog Post: Design: Memory working set explored

    During my visit to customers I talk with a lot of developers, architects, testers, CIO and managers, but there is something that always rings me a bell when they describe the problems that their application has. When we touch the memory area they tend to talk about working sets as the whole memory that...
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