Showing posts from October, 2011

RIF Notes #10

“Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.” —ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER The pipeline to your corporate soul –  Short little piece with particularly insightful relevance. “The behavior of your software indicates what is really valuable, what is truly important to your company, and there is really no way to hide.” 5 ways to keep your rockstar employees happy – Not that this applies to anyone I work with. Appraisals and Agile Don't Play Nicely Mobile/Html5 Build a Better Mobile Browsing Experience How To: Add Mobile Pages to Your ASP.NET Web Forms / MVC Application Building Apps with HTML5: What You Need to Know Browser and Feature Detection Strongly Typed Data Controls (ASP.NET vNext Series) – Scott Gu talks about a marginally interesting upcoming feature JavaScript Jargon – Terms and jargon used in the javascript world translated for us C# developers. Social Power And The Coming Corporate Revolution – Forbes article about how the power

I’m going to crash Microsoft’s performance database, who’s with me?

On a recent Hanselminutes podcast I heard about PerfWatson .  PerfWatson is a tool that monitors Visual Studio performance and then captures periods of unresponsiveness and sends that data back to Microsoft.  There, they have a huge database that analyzes all of the captured performance data.  Well I’ve been running PerfWatson, and its companion the PerfWatson Monitor for about 2 days, and its constantly in the red. The monitor shows a little graphical response time indicator in the bottom right of the screen, and any action that takes more than 2 seconds shows up in red (and is captured by the tool).  Its red so often on  even the most basic of tasks (right clicking context menus, saving files, etc.) that if its actually capturing all that data they’re gonna need a bigger boat. I’d encourage anybody who finds Visual Studio Performance as painful as I do to install it.  Maybe, if we don’t get blacklisted, or exceed our own bandwidth, we’ll provide enough performance data to inspire