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Fun with performance testing
I was troubleshooting some performance issues today when I found out about this property: ServicePoint.ConnectionLimit I am currently working on a multi-threaded windows application that uses HttpWebRequest to communicate with external web resources. By default, .NET sets this connection limit to 2. Which means there are only 2 threads available for connecting to an external web resource. As a result, when I throttled my app with more than 2 threads, this setting became a performance bottle neck. ......

Posted On Friday, January 23, 2009 12:20 AM

405 Error
I was getting this "HTTP Error 405 - Method not allowed" error at work the other day and for the life of me, I could not figure out why I was getting that. I was sending a post through HttpWebRequest to a test web site and the web site was properly configured in IIS. As it turned out the url that I was using was not correct. I was using an url like this: http://localhost/testSite/ I should have used a full url like this: http://localhost/testSite/d... When sending a POST, you need to specify ......

Posted On Friday, January 16, 2009 7:51 PM

Free media file conversion tool
Sometimes when I am editing video, I find it necessary to convert some video or audio files from one format to another. I recently came across this free tool that will convert almost any media file from one format to another. It can handle all these different file formats. MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA And it does a pretty good job too. Check it out here http://www.formatoz.com/ ......

Posted On Sunday, January 11, 2009 12:59 PM

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