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News Hi, my name is Vincent Grondin and I'm a senior consultant at Fujitsu, a consulting firm in Montreal, Québec. I'm starting that blog to share some of my thoughts and knowledge on .NET architectures and code. Being a consultant in the .NET world I come across many different things. Some good, some bad and others that are worth a blog post here whether they be good, or hmmm... shall I say, less good :) I hope you enjoy yourself while learning new stuff. Feel free to leave a comment or contact me anytime.
Vincent Grondin April 2014 Entries
Optimizing your Self Tracking Entities
Here’s a quick tip on how to optimize your .NET 4.0 Self Tracking Entities. On our last project at Fujitsu we ended up having to load hundreds of thousands of entities in collections of some of our STEs. Don’t ask us why we did it because the answer is “this is how the client wanted it”. If you did that in the past, you know that loading that many entities in STEs can literally take many many minutes… I mean, how can populating a collection take that much time, or even seconds for that matter? When ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9:41 PM

Are your WPF Apps leaking memory? Maybe it’s a feature of WPF!
So our WPF app that we’ve been building for the past 18 months had memory leaks and we needed to find and fix them. I’m not going to talk about how to find them (aside from mentioning you should get a good 3rd party memory profiler tool) and will focus on a rule we ended up checking throughout our entire application to avoid memory leaks. First off I want to tell everyone that this had nothing to do with simple references not released or a cache that wasn’t cleared or anything like such… This was ......

Posted On Monday, April 28, 2014 10:05 PM

How I implement the Singleton pattern in .NET
I thought I'd give my point of view regarding the singleton pattern and how I prefer creating the pattern in .NET. Some pepole will argue that the way I do it is not the "way it should be done" but again, I will point to: this is only my way of doing it, not THE only way everyone should do it. In this post, I'm not talking about a Singleton in a system like when using WCF's InstanceContextMode = Singleton or like we did back in the old days of .NET with Remoting, I'm talking about a simple but usefull ......

Posted On Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:46 PM

Meeting .NET: The missing link – hypermedia in Web API.
In Montreal on may the 26th Darrel Miller will come to the .net Montreal usergroup to talk about Hypermedia in Web API. Here's a bit more info about this event : Web API provides a foundation for building HTTP based distributed systems. However the support for generating hypermedia based responses is minimal. This talk will try and fill the gap by providing a practical example of building a real world hypermedia driven API in ASP.NET Web API.Additionally we will discuss some of the recent changes ......

Posted On Sunday, April 27, 2014 4:07 PM

A full day of architecture conferences in Montreal !
On Saturday May 10th, our usergroup is offering it's members a full day of conferences on emerging architectures including architectures for cloud based solutions! You have to be a member of .NET Montreal to attend and there is a 10$ fee. All conferences will be in French.

Posted On Friday, April 18, 2014 2:20 PM

Meeting Azure - Top Azure features every ASP.NET developer should know about
On Monday April the 28th in Montreal comes the father of the first Azure UserGroup, Bill Wilder. Bill comes from Boston for this event and we know this is going to be a meeting the montreal devs won't want to miss...

Posted On Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:13 AM

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