Optimizing Serialization in .NET
Simon Hewitt wrote two articles (first, second) about optimizing serialization (binary formatter) in .NET, and they're published on Codeproject.com. The first article discusses serializing data in classes you wrote yourself or other data in classes you have control over, the second article discusses serializing data in datasets and datatables.
FIX: The source code editor for Visual C# 2005 takes a long time to display characters when you edit large files in Visual Studio 2005
Back in november 2005, I reported an issue to Microsoft (and I'm definitely sure I wasn't the only one), which was about slow response from the C# editor when you were editing large files: the cursor/editor couldn't keep up with the typing. Like you were back in the '80-ies on a slow box. Type some text and the cursor was lagging behind tremendously.
Roy Osherove's better perfmon: Perf+
Roy wrote a better perfmon tool, Perf+. I haven't tried it yet, and it's still Alpha but it seems to solve the problems every .NET developer runs into with the normal Windows perfmon toolkit. If you need to run perfmon now and then to check whether your .NET code is really that efficient, this could make your life a lot better
What's an MVP? What does 'MVP' really mean?
A couple of days ago, the community learned that Jamie Cansdale, creator of Testdriven.NET wasn't re-nominated for the MVP title. As an explanation from Microsoft, he received a vague email that in the past year, he apparently didn't do enough for the community to get the award, and also apparently violated some MVP code of conduct. Well, I'm an MVP as well, and after asking around, it appears that this MVP code of conduct is a simple list of rules which looks very much like the one Microsoft uses for their newsgroups.