Getting started with Windbg and managed code

Windbg (or wind bag as my friend calls it) is my one stop shop for almost everything debugging related. It’s great for finding issues that only happen on a client machine and you don’t want a full blown Visual Studio installation mucking up your repro. With the sos extension Windbg becomes useful at debugging managed…

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Loading website images in parallel

By default web browsers will only open 2 simultaneous connections to a named website to be a good client. If you’re loading several images this means you may hamstring your bandwidth usage and make your website load slower. Take the following HTML source as our base, off a site hosted at www.example.com: <img src=”Image1.png” width=”200″…

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Loading Javascript files in parallel

You’ve got your website all set up but are experiencing slow load times for some customers, especially on slower connections. One possible cause is inefficient network usage because of serialized loading of external Javascript files. Static links in <head> If you include script files in the HEAD element both IE and Firefox will download the…

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