The ADC Team has three further SoundBytes scheduled over the coming months. Two are repeats of popular sessions by Morgan Skinner and Chris Barker, and the third is a new session delivered by Simon Ince.

 

The titles, dates, and abstracts are shown below.

 

The sessions are charged at the rate of 1 hour from your ADC contract, or 2 proactive hours from your Premier contract, if you haven’t yet got an ADC contract. For this price you may have up to 2 Live Meeting connections, and you are of course free to use these to broadcast to a room full of people in your office.

 

If you require further information on this subject after the event, you can of course engage with the ADC team as usual to setup a suitable session.

 

SoundByte

Instrumenting Your .NET Application (Morgan Skinner)

Date & Time

Wednesday 29th July 2009 from 11:00 – 12:00 UK Time

Level

300

Abstract

Did you know that the System.Diagnostics namespace was revamped in .NET 2.0? Are you aware of the excellent tracing facilities that are available within the .NET framework? Do you know how to easily add performance counters into an application, and how to do this with the least amount of trouble? And do you know that there are tools available with the .NET framework that allow you to visualise and correlate an end to end trace over WCF? If not then this is the session for you. Morgan will show how the classes within the System.Diagnostics namespace can be used to instrument your application and how to implement method entry/exit logging with the minimum of code. This session will also be useful if you are using a third party logging framework as some of the principles described can be used however you expose logging data.

 

SoundByte

Optimising Silverlight Performance (Chris Barker)

Date & Time

 Friday 21st August 2009 from 11:00 – 12:00 UK Time

Level

300

Abstract

As applications and web sites become “richer” more functionality is hosted in the browser, in many cases within Silverlight applications. Although this provides a great User Experience, care should be taken that the responsiveness of the application is not compromised. This SoundByte is focused on ensuring that Silverlight applications perform well, maintaining the Rich User Experience. It requires reasonable knowledge of Silverlight and .NET programming.

 

SoundByte

Debugging and Tuning AJAX Applications (Simon Ince)

Date & Time

 Friday 25th September 2009 from 11:00 – 12:00 UK Time

Level

200

Abstract

As web applications demand richer content so the complexity and volume of client-side code increases. Pushing this processing to the browser means that end users can experience errors or performance degradation without the developer’s knowledge. This session looks at a set of tools and techniques that will help you understand and remediate performance or functional problems within your AJAX code. Examples will be in ASP.NET AJAX 3.5 SP1, jQuery, and C#.

 

To book a place on any of these SoundBytes please contact your TAM or ADC, specifying the SoundByte you are interested in, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of all the required attendees.

 

Please keep an eye on this blog or contact your ADC for information on future SoundBytes.