Just For Fun: Instructions for building a Marble Tree Using a Laser Cutter.

Over 15 years ago I was visiting some relatives and they showed me a toy that they had bought called a marble tree.   The picture on the right is not that toy I saw, but gives you an idea of what I saw.    The beauty of this toy is that any human being from about age 1 on pretty much knows…

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Dynamically Defined Events in EventSource V4.6

In a previous blog I talked about the second of three interesting features of the new Version of V4.6 .NET EventSource, namely Rich Data Payloads. In this blog I would like to talk about the last one:  Dynamically Defined Events. Note that .like the Rich Data Payloads, this feature is fully available in the EventSource…

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Rich Payload Data in EventSource V4.6.

In a previous blog I talked about the first of three interesting features of the new Version of V4.6 .NET EventSource, naming Activity tracking. In this blog I would like to talk about one of the other two: EventSoruce Rich Data Payloads. Note that .unlike the Activity support, this feature is fully available in the EventSource…

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EventSource Activity Support Demo Code

In yesterday’s blog post, wrote a summary of the new support in .NET V4.6 for Activities.   In particular it points you EventSource Activity Specification, which describes the feature in detail. I explained why you should care (if you are instrumenting server applications, you care), and outlined the basics of using the feature. In short, in a world…

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Exploring EventSource Activity (correlation and causation) Features

In this post we will be going over the New EventSource Activity support introduced in .NET version 4.6.   If you use EventSource in a server (concurrent) environment, you will want to read this post. What are Activities? If you have been using EventSource in sever scenarios you probably have wanted what I am calling ‘Activity’ support.   …

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Version 1.8 of PerfView is now on the Download Center

 This is to let you know that the PerfView Download Site has been updated to version 1.8 today.   The pervious version (1.7) id about 10 months old, so this one has 10 months of updates.   Some of the highlights in that time are show below.   The most important aspects of this version are that it supports…

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Version 1.1.24 of the EventSource NuGet Package marked as STABLE

As some of you may know, since last August, there has been a Prelease version of EventSource 1.1 available on Nuget.   It has been stable for the last 5 months or so, so we have gone ahead and marked the 1.1.24 version as stable. For those of you unfamiliar with EventSource, it is a logging system…

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Links to Recent PerfView Videos ***** Defrag Tools (Nov-2014 – Jan-2015)

Starting a couple of Defrag Tools #113 – PerfView Part 1months ago I did a series of Channel 9 Videos as part of Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder’s ‘Defrag tools’ series. I notice recently that these videos don’t really show up in web searches when you use the ‘PerfView’ keyword, so I thought I would help people find…

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