Ben Emmett

Ben is a technical product manager for Redgate’s developer tools. He spends his days digging into what makes applications grind to a halt, what makes them bloat and fall over, and what it takes to build something fast and scalable. When he’s not doing that, he’s probably messing with some electronics, cooking, or playing the violin.

17 April 2013
17 April 2013

ANTS Performance Profiler 8 released

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ANTS Performance Profiler 8 has just shipped! We’ve been working on it for eight months, and there’s a huge amount of new functionality to make it easier than ever for you to nail performance problems and write awesome-fast software. If you’d prefer to go straight ahead and try it for yourself, you can do just … Read more
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05 March 2013
05 March 2013

Join us for a bug hunt – there are prizes!

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Join us right now on Google Hangouts: https://plus.google.com/events/cq2p82jvkp7i0fsl9v8faq09qig Testers need to have creatively nefarious minds; abusing applications in ways which only the most sick caffeine-starved users might. At Red Gate our testers and developers work tightly together, and the testers are skilled developers themselves (but wired with certain special skills and a twisted craving to … Read more
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06 February 2013
06 February 2013

Doh! This is why we run beta programs

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I’m a big believer in sharing beta software with users as early as possible. For our users it means getting to try new functionality months in advance of when they’d otherwise get it. For us it means mountains of hugely valuable feedback, which helps make the software better for users before the final release. There … Read more
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01 February 2013
01 February 2013

Web Request Profiling in ANTS Performance Profiler

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We’ve just shipped another beta build of ANTS Performance Profiler 8, and it’s a big one. It adds new feature called web request profiling, which captures all web requests made by your application and displays them in the context of the code. If you’ve already used database profiling in a previous version of ANTS, this … Read more
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24 January 2013
24 January 2013

Announcing the Beta of ANTS Performance Profiler 8

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We spend a lot of time talking to .NET developers, and over the last couple of months it’s been really interesting speaking to so many people writing Windows Store apps. If that’s you, I want to share something we’ve been working on for a while: A new beta release of ANTS Performance Profiler supporting Windows … Read more
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