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Alex Hildyard June 2012 Entries
MSI, MSDeploy and an appealing configuration/deployment paradigm
I do a lot of application and server configuration, and have tended to view the complexity of this strictly in terms of the complexity of the ultimate configuration to be deployed. For example, specific APIs aside, I would tend to regard installing a server certificate as a more complex activity than, say, copying a file or adding a Registry entry.My prejudice stemmed I think from my conception of a sequential deployment script that not only had the explicit prescription to apply a specific server ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 2:42 PM

Why is Double.Parse so slow?
I was recently investigating a bottleneck in one of my applications, which read a CSV file from disk using a TextReader a line at a time, split the tokens, called Double.Parse on each one, then shunted the results into an object list. I was surprised to find it was actually the Double.Parse which seemed to be taking up most of the time.Googling turned up this, which is a little unfocused in places but throws out some excellent ideas:It makes more sense to work with binary format directly, rather ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 1:17 PM

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