The Dangers Of Exception Based Logic Part 1 – Parsing Integers

Exception based logic is one of those things that actually makes me cringe when I see it.  Often times it is really easy to avoid like in the case below.  Believe it or not, exceptions in .NET aren’t cheap and shouldn’t be taken for granted.   Exception Based Logic:     14-19ms Try Function Based Logic: 0ms…

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It Is Nice To Be At The Top Of The Food Chain

The Back Story A very long time ago, maybe it was even as much as 2 years ago now, I wanted to answer the question ‘Just how much overhead is there using one API call compared to another API call?’.  This question came to mind after I realized just how many ways there was to…

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