Boundary Analysis

This week I hosted an interactive session at the Architect Insight Conference with my colleague Josh Twist… if you were there thanks for being so interactive! We really enjoyed it and found it useful so I hope you did too. One concept that I mentioned during the session was an approach I use to help…

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Monitor your ASP.NET Cache API Behaviour

Recently I was working on diagnosing a performance issue with a customer’s web site with a colleague (this is one of our favourite engagement types so if you need some help let me know J), and we found that items were being trimmed very regularly from the ASP.NET Cache, causing excessive back-end work, and in…

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Performance, Scalability, and Stability

I spend quite a lot of time nowadays advising on architecting applications to be scalable, recommending performance testing approaches and processes, and being called in to help an organisation remediate problems with an existing application. It’s one of my favourite sides to the job. But in spite of spending so much time on this, I…

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Procedural versus Set-Based SQL

During my day job I come across customers that are struggling to make a system perform to the expectations of their users, and they often see this as a SQL Server problem. This post is designed to demonstrate how much of a difference your approach to SQL tasks can make to the performance and scalability…

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