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November 2013 Entries
Using IDisposable to scope dangerous behaviour
Sometimes you need to switch on behaviour in your code for short period that you want to ensure gets switched back off again afterwards. I had this recently with an app we were performance tuning. We found a hotspot with our EF code where we were adding a batch of entities to a collection. We were adding a few dozen new entities, with some new nested entities of their own, and it was running slowly, compared to the rest of the stack. There are two flags you can switch off in DbContext.Configuration ......

Posted On Friday, November 15, 2013 1:01 PM

Why would you dual-run an app on Azure and AWS?
I had this question from a viewer of my Pluralsight course, Implementing the Reactive Manifesto with Azure and AWS, and thought I’d publish the response. So why would you dual-run your cloud app by hosting it on Azure and AWS? Sounds like a lot of extra development and management overhead. Well the most compelling reasons are reliability and portability. In 2012 I was working for a client who was making a big investment in the cloud, and at the end of the year we published their first external API ......

Posted On Sunday, November 10, 2013 9:24 PM

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