If broken it is, fix it you should

Using the powers of the debugger to solve the problems of the world - and a bag of chips    by Tess Ferrandez, ASP.NET Escalation Engineer (Microsoft)

December, 2007

  • If broken it is, fix it you should

    Automated .NET Hang Analysis

    In my constant effort to make my job obsolete, I have created an "add-in" for windbg that automatically checks for hang conditions in a .NET memory dump. Disclaimer: It is very crude and doesn't have a lot in terms of exception handling so basically I don't follow my own examples here:) but on the other hand, this is supposed to be used by one person at a time and if it crashes it won't really hurt anyone so that is really why I omitted exception handling and code optimization. This is...
  • If broken it is, fix it you should

    Case Study: ASP.NET Deadlock calling WebServices

    Lately, no matter where you turn there are LINQ presentations and Silverlight demos. A couple of years back the hot new stuff was webservices and XML. All these technologies are really cool and serve their purpose very well for the right applications, but as with anything you always have to weigh the pros against the cons of using a technology for a specific purpose, otherwise you will end up with an app like " The Beast " featured on one of the best geek humor sites around " The Daily WTF " ...
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