Archives / 2011 / March
  • Troubleshooting your WCF Web Apis with AppFabric

    In this last post, I showed how the new WCF Web Apis could be integrated with AppFabric for pushing custom events to the AppFabric tracking database. A great thing about the monitoring infrastructure in AppFabric is that is uses ETW as mechanism for publishing the events, so your services are not hitting the database directly with all the performance penalties that database calls imply.  

  • My frustrations with MVVM in Silverlight

    There is no doubt that the MVVM pattern offers a clean separation of concern for building testable user interfaces with WPF and Silverlight.  This pattern relies on the data binding support in those two technologies for mapping an existing model class (the view model) to the different parts of the UI or view.