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Steve Smith | Ardalis RSS Feed | 17 Dec 2021 21:20

Little's LawSubscribe to Ardalis RSS Feed

Steve Smith writes "....Little's Law was first described in 1954 and later proved by John Little in 1961. It is typically expressed as: L = λW L represents the…"
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 30 Jul 2021 12:00

Open for extension, closed for modification as an architectural patternSubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....The Open Closed Principle is part of the SOLID principles. It isn’t new or anything exciting, but I wanted to discuss this today in the context of using that not as a code artifact but as part of your overall architecture.The Open Closed Principle..."
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Open for extension, closed for modification as an architectural pattern
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 29 Jul 2021 12:00

System.Threading.Tasks.Task isn’t an execution unitSubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....From a conceptual model, a thread and a task are very similar. That is very much by design, since the Task is meant to allow you to work with asynchronous code while maintaining the illusion that you are running in a sequential manner. It is..."
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System.Threading.Tasks.Task isn’t an execution unit
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Bertrand Le Roy | Tales from the Evil Empire | 29 Jul 2021 01:49

3D before GPUs Part 1: Dungeon MasterSubscribe to Tales from the Evil Empire

Bertrand Le Roy writes "....In this series, I'll reverse-engineer algorithms from video games dating back to that time when the CPU was all you had. Today, we're looking at Dungeon Master, a fantastic game by FTL that set the gold standard for RPGs for the years to follow. It..."
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3D before GPUs Part 1: Dungeon Master
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 28 Jul 2021 12:00

Architecture foresight: Put a queue on thatSubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....If you build any kind of non trivial system, one of the absolutely best things that you can do for the long term health of your system is to move all significant processing to sit behind a queue.  That is one of those things that is going to..."
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Architecture foresight: Put a queue on that
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 27 Jul 2021 12:00

Responsibility Abdication: The path to create flexible business systemSubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....I had a long conversation with a dev team that are building a non trivial business system. One of the chief problems that they have to deal with is that the “business logic” that they are asked to work with is extremely mutable, situation dependent..."
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Responsibility Abdication: The path to create flexible business system
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 26 Jul 2021 12:00

Working with business events and RavenDBSubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....About twenty years ago, I remember looking at a typical business application and most of the code was basically about massaging data to and from the database. The situation has changed, but even the most sophisticated of applications today spent an..."
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Working with business events and RavenDB
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Oren Eini | Ayende @ Rahien | 23 Jul 2021 12:00

Postmortem: Accidentally quadratic indexing outputSubscribe to Ayende @ Rahien

Oren Eini writes "....Tracking down a customer’s performance issue, we eventually tracked things down to a single document modification that would grind the entire server to a halt. The actual save was working fine, it was when indexing time came around that we saw the..."
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Postmortem: Accidentally quadratic indexing output
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Scott Hanselman | Scott Hanselman's Blog | 22 Jul 2021 19:27

Tips and Tricks and Best Practices for Hybrid Meetings with Microsoft Teams and moreSubscribe to Scott Hanselman's Blog

Scott Hanselman writes "....I've had a number of emails asking questions like I'm sure you have a ton of tips and learnings on how to create inclusive meetings where some people are remote and some not. Do you happen to have it in written somewhere? We are discussing what..."
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Tips and Tricks and Best Practices for Hybrid Meetings with Microsoft Teams and more
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Rick Strahl | Rick Strahl's Web Log | 22 Jul 2021 15:22

Markdown Monster 2.0 is hereSubscribe to Rick Strahl's Web Log

Rick Strahl writes "....It's been a long road, but I've finally released Markdown Monster 2.0. If you've followed this blog and my Twitter feed, you've probably seen some of the discussions around my (mis)adventures around the process of building the update for this..."
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Markdown Monster 2.0 is here
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Bertrand Le Roy, PhD, is a Program Manager in the ASP.NET team, specializing on Ajax. He represents Microsoft at the OpenAjax Alliance. He blogs about new and future features of ASP.NET, tips, tricks and samples for advanced and beginner ASP.NET developers and sometimes other random musings.

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) Sometimes people ask me why I'm not on Facebook or G+. I was already an AOL user once, why would I do that again? http://t.co/ncbuusrx 3217 days ago from web


Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) @fmanjoo no child, even my own, is enough to get me on Facebook. I'll go to my grave without an account. I'm Just Not That Into Zuckerberg. 3217 days ago from web


Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) @fmanjoo I don't have a Facebook account, no plans to start one. Or G+ for that matter. But, I do watch TV! Well, downloaded TV. Sort of. 3217 days ago from web


Jeff Atwood (codinghorror)

Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) @fmanjoo looks like "log in - Facebook" to me 3217 days ago from web


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) Julia Gillard's Speech Over Opposition's Sexism, Misogyny: http://t.co/696ULgfy via @youtube 3217 days ago from Tweet Button


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) Ha! http://t.co/ofThpizS 3217 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy This is as if Creative Commons was preventing you from using Photoshop. 3217 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy http://t.co/9Sf85PXD "CAD files must be provided, it must use formats unencumbered by closed licenses" 3217 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy It's the case with lots of things the FSF does. I appreciate some of what they do for freedom of speech but man they're extreme. 3217 days ago from TweetDeck


Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy)

Bertrand Le Roy (bleroy) @wwahammy It's according to http://t.co/QAdf1k2y 3217 days ago from TweetDeck