Let The CLR Find Bugs For You With Managed Debugging Assistants

Thottam Sriram, a PM on the CLR team at Microsoft, wrote a blog post a couple of weeks back about Managed Debugging Assistants (MDA).  MDAs are asserts (probes) in the CLR and in the base class libraries (BCL) that can be turned on or off; when enabled, they provide information on the CLR’s current runtime…

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Base Class Library Performance Tips and Tricks

The Common Language Runtime team at Microsoft is full of very smart people.  We are lucky enough in MSDN Magazine to have them writing an in-depth column every month to provide insights into the core of managed code, to share best practices, to explain some of the more obscure functionalities, and to present personal tips and…

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No More Hangs: Advanced Techniques To Avoid And Detect Deadlocks In .NET Apps

Joe Duffy, the PM on the CLR team responsible for all things threading and concurrency related, put up a terrific blog post yesterday on concurrency and its impact on reusable libraries.  Joe has written for MSDN Magazine several times, and in his blog post he specifically cites one of his articles, No More Hangs: Advanced…

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Legal Doesn't Think The Way You Do

Don McGowan is a lawyer at Microsoft in the entertanment division.  In a Channel 9 intervew from several months ago, he provides a fascinating look into the world of law in the software industry.  Howevever, Don also penned a really interesting column for MSDN Magazine back in our March 2006 issue: {End Bracket}: Legal Doesn’t…

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Magazines in seven languages

As some of you might know, two weeks ago MSDN Magazine put its November 2006 issue online, and did so in seven languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Simplified Chinese).  The plan is to do the same for all future issues, and the December 2006 issue should be online in a couple…

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Welcome to the MSDN Magazine blog

Welcome to the official blog of MSDN Magazine!  With this blog, we plan to bring you announcements regarding the magazine (new issues online, new features on the site, etc.), editors’ picks for articles you should read, insight from the MSDN Magazine team about what’s involved in putting together a top-notch development journal, a look at what’s involved…

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