Jeremy Jarrell is a software developer specializing in desktop application development with the .NET platform. He is heavily involved in the .NET developer community both as a regular contributor to open source and as a frequent presenter at user groups throughout both the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas. His interests include client application technologies, developer productivity, and leading edge developer techniques such as test-driven development. He can be reached through his website at www.JeremyJarrell.org.
Red Gate recently polled the ASP.NET developer community for tips on improving the performance of ASP.NET web applications. The result was an excellent free e-book entitled “50 Ways to Avoid, Find and Fix ASP.NET Performance Issues”. The book is full of quick and easy tips to squeeze some added performance from your ASP.NET applications, and … Read more
Instead of waiting until the end of a project to ask 'what worked and what didn't, why not use regular retrospective analysis as part of the development process to find out what is, and isn't, working, and learn from the conclusions there and then?… Read more
MongoDB is one of the more intriguing 'NoSQL' databases to emerge from 'Cloud' computing. Sometimes, the best way of understanding a rather different technology is to get stuck-in and try it out, so Jeremy Jarrell shows how to get started with a simple ASP.NET MVC project that uses MongoDB.… Read more
With the arrival of Parallel Extensions in .NET 4.0, the concurrent programming powers traditional reserved for the most elite of developers are now available to all of us. With multi-core processors increasingly becoming the norm, this is good news, and Jeremy Jarrell gives us the essential knowledge we'll need to get started.… Read more
Are you certain that you know enough about cross-site scripting attacks, and SQL Injection to avoid either of them happening to that site you're responsible for? Even though these exploits are easy to avoid, many developers still aren't taking the necessary precautions, so we asked Jeremy Jarrell to come up with simple guidelines.… Read more
When you are developing a database application that, by its very nature, suffers from I/O bottlenecks, you need to get a complete picture of how all the tiers of your application work together. By quickly determining whether the problem is code-related or part of a database process, you will be well on the way to getting a fix, especially if you can see immediately which stored procedure is taking too long to execute. Science Fiction? No. as Jeremy Jarrell found out when he discovered ANTS Performance Profiler 6.… Read more
You may have a twinge of doubt when your code passes all its unit tests. They might say that the code is OK, but if the code is definitely incorrect, will the unit tests fail? Mutation Testing is a relatively simple, but ingenious, way of checking that your tests will spot the fact that your code is malfunctioning. It is definitely something that every developer should be aware of. … Read more