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Windows Azure Distilled - A programmer's view by Sijin Joseph

I've written a quick summary on my understanding of the core Azure platform at http://www.indiangeek.net/2008/11/14/windows-azure-distilled/

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A case study in micro-optimization (Generating permutations) by Sijin Joseph

I've blogged about my experiences in coming up with a fast solution to cedric's coding challenge in C# over at my personal blog . Couldn't bear the thought of the fastest solution being a Java one ;-) http://www.indiangeek.net/2008/08/29/a-case-study...
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What will be the next generation internet application platform? by Sijin Joseph

A few years ago I was a firm believer in the Rich Connected Client application model, which was based on running applications installed locally on the users desktop. From the time of the Ajaxian explosion , the quality and quantity of Ajax based web applications...
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Subversion as a deployment tool by Sijin Joseph

I was thinking on the way to work today that subversion would be a great tool to overcome some of the difficulties associated with frequent deployments to the web serevers. Here's how I see it working Create a production/live build folder in your source...
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Programmer Competency Matrix by Sijin Joseph

Having worked with programmers with an extreme variance in skills, I sometimes get the feeling that there is an big lack of good programmers but when I thought about it a little more I realized that it's not very clear cut, some of the programmers have...
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An alternative model of computation for concurrency by Sijin Joseph

I recently came across an old article that I had written for my company newsletter, it's always fun to discover old stuff that you've written and see how much your perception has changed since then. Copied verbatim below, this was a print article which...
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First alternative to google that I actually liked by Sijin Joseph

SearchMe - Still in beta and I was able to get an account easily. Check out the screenshot of their search results Not only are the results categorized but I loved the visual search results that don't require me to open the page in another window to further...
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How to leak memory in .Net - Statics and Event Handlers by Sijin Joseph

For the past few days I’ve been investigating some memory leak issues in our desktop application. The problem started showing up when we saw that opening new documents and then closing them didn’t have any negative impact on the memory usage. Initial...

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.Net framework hotfix wreaks havoc by Sijin Joseph

Last week all of us were baffled when suddenly one part of our application that uploads files to a FTP server stopped working. The strange thing was that the same build has been working without any issues for the past one week. We looked at everything...
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In defense of hacking by Sijin Joseph

I read a very interesting essay today - Hacknot - To Those About to Hack that talks about why planning upfront always pays in the long run. There is a very nice story that illustrates the value of planning upfront. I think that when people write essays...
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