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Owin, Katana and getting started
Friday, April 5, 2013 9:19 AM
Introduction This article describes an emerging open source specification, referred to as Owin – An Open Web Interface for .Net , what it is, and how this might be beneficial to the .Net technology stack. It will also provide a brief, concise look at how to get started with Owin and related technologies. In my initial investigations with Owin and how to play... Read More...
CacheAdapter minor update to version 2.5.1
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:42 PM
For information on previous releases, please see here . My cache adapter library has been updated to version 2.5.1. This one contains only minor changes which are: Use of the Windows Azure Nuget package instead of the assemblies directly referenced. Use of the ‘ Put ’ verb instead of ‘ Add ’ when using AppFabric to prevent errors when calling ‘Add’ more than... Read More...
CacheAdapter 2.5–Memcached revised
Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:14 AM
Note: For more information around the CacheAdapter, see my previous posts here , here , here and here You may have noticed a number of updates to the CacheAdapter package on nuget as of late. These are all related to performance and stability improvements for the memcached component of the library. However it became apparent that I needed more performance for... Read More...
CacheAdapter 2.4 – Bug fixes and minor functional update
Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:22 AM
Note: If you are unfamiliar with the CacheAdapter library and what it does, you can read all about its awesome ability to utilise memory, Asp.Net Web, Windows Azure AppFabric and memcached caching implementations via a single unified, simple to use API from here and here .. The CacheAdapter library is receiving an update to version 2.4 and is currently available... Read More...
My Code Kata–A Solution Kata
Sunday, November 13, 2011 1:53 PM
There are many developers and coders out there who like to do code Kata’s to keep their coding ability up to scratch and to practice their skills. I think it is a good idea. While I like the concept, I find them dead boring and of minimal purpose. Yes, they serve to hone your skills but that’s about it. They are often quite abstract, in that they usually focus... Read More...
Updates to the CacheAdapter Package
Sunday, August 21, 2011 2:12 PM
Note: This post was originally going to detail the changes from 2.0 to 2.1, however in between the time of release and this post, I released 2.2 so this post will detail all the changes up to 2.2. In the last update to my CacheAdapter library (you can view it here ), I mentioned the support for memcached cache engine. That brought the version to 2.0. As previously... Read More...
Sydney Architecture User Group - It has come to an end
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:57 PM
Unfortunately, the Sydney Architecture User Group that Omar Besiso and myself run in Sydney, is closing its doors. It has been running for around 2 years now and we have had some great sessions, however there are a number of factors that have caused us to make this decision. Primarily, we lost our funding. Datacom (the company I used to work for and where Omar... Read More...
Sydney Architecture User Group – WPF Architecture
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:22 PM
Bit short notice for a blog post but eminent WPF expert Paul Stovell will be presenting on WPF Architecture at the Sydney Architecture User Group on thursday 25th February. (Full details here ) Here is the abstract: .NET 4.0 will mark the fourth release of Windows Presentation Foundation, and the take up continues to rise as the platform matures. For architects... Read More...
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.Net Performance Testing and Optimisation – Free eBook
Saturday, January 30, 2010 11:43 AM
This blog has been super quiet lately. This is mainly because I have been hard at work writing a book around .Net Performance Testing and optimisation. Well, I am happy to say that part 1 of this book is available as a free download from here . The full book will follow shortly and will contain concrete examples of popular performance issues in .Net applications... Read More...
Sydney Architecture User Group – Next Meeting: Why Windows Azure is not just Generic Brand Web Hosting
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 2:46 PM
The Sydney Architecture User Group is having its second meeting this month on Thursday, 26th November. Full details can be found on our new (but very simple) website located here ( http://thesaug.org ). You can subscribe to the monthly email and also indicate your intention to come by selecting the RSVP option (which would be really nice if you did :-) ) Here... Read More...
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