• .NET

    Are You a Developer Who Survived the Apocalypse

    Make Some Resolutions! Surviving three apocalypses in two years was so exhausting that I managed to miss three others. We supposedly have five more years before the next, but I fully expect a hipster apocalypse or zombie uprising before then. It may even be the same event if a nefarious person discovers NSA back doors in Apple products. 
    January 03, 2013
  • .NET

    Filtering JustTrace Snapshot Data

    In a profiling session lasting only a few minutes, the profiled application may perform millions of operations. The following image shows that in less than two minutes, the program called three property assessors over 10 million times each.
    December 18, 2012
  • .NET

    When Should You Profile Your Application?

    At Raleigh Code Camp, I had an unfortunately familiar conversation with another developer. Me: How often do you profile your application for performance or memory issues? Him: I don’t. Me: Really? How do you know if your app has any issues? Him: Because I write good code.
    December 06, 2012
  • .NET

    The Changing Visuals of the Visual Aid

    Visual Studio received a facelift in 2012, and our tools changed to match its look and feel. It wasn't without some controversy, but there’s nearly universal agreement that the new theming support is cool. If you haven’t experienced it yet, install the Visual Studio 2012 Color Theme Editor. It’s from Microsoft, and it’s free. We modified JustCode well before the official release of Visual Studio 2012 to support the new theming capabilities. Since you use Visual Studio for your development environment, we want to ensure our tools integrate for a seamless experience.
    December 05, 2012
  • Testing Mobile

    Notifications and Settings in Telerik Control Panel

    The Telerik Control Panel introduced a new and efficient way to install and update Telerik products. The Q3 2012 release makes it easier than ever to keep your Telerik products up-to-date with notifications and more customization. If you are unfamiliar with the Telerik Control Panel, you can learn more about its standard features and how it enhances the Telerik Experience in Introducing the Telerik Control Panel. When you open the Control Panel to update your products for the Q3 release, this screen appears. The updater updates itself, and it brings features to make your Telerik experience that much better. Options Abound After installing the update,...
    November 16, 2012