Recently I was working with a client to debug an issue that they could only reproduce in production (I hate those). Unfortunately, this was the sort of error that was sporadic and unpredictable – so hooking up a debugger and waiting wasn’t much of an option. Fortunately, Microsoft’s Debug Diagnostic Tool can be used to automatically grab an IIS Memory Dump during certain scenarios (like crashes and hangs). Normally, memory dumps aren’t the kind of things that .NET developers go digging in to. Well never fear my .NET developer friend, let Tess from the Microsoft debugging team show you the way!

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This is a great presentation that Tess Ferrandez gave at 0reDev last year on Debugging .NET Applications with WinDbg. After you’ve watched her presentation be sure to check out the rest of her full blog, especially her post on using CMDTree then go read John Robbin’s post on Debugger Markup Language (DML).

Now you are well on your way to being the Memory Dump Ninja that I always knew you were!

Microsoft Live ID to Support Open ID

October 27, 2008    Category: Blog, Thoughts   No Comments »

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Looks like Microsoft just announced their plans to support OpenID via Live ID at the Microsoft PDC conference. Now, I’m not *cough* saying that I said they should do this way back in March *cough* or anything… but I will say that I still think that this is a great idea! Now that LiveID will support OpenID and since we can already use CardSpace with OpenID… here’s to hoping that the world (wide web) will be a better place without Usernames and Passwords every where I go!

Public Service Announcement: Friends don’t let friends use passwords on the Internet.

For those of you keeping track… that’s 2 world changing ideas down, 7 more to go, but I think that the first 2 are the most important anyway.    😉

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What does Agile mean to you?

October 25, 2008    Category: Blog, Thoughts   2 Comments »

I just posted this over at CommunityCast.tv

After the Tulsa TechFest this year we went around and asked several attendees and speakers what Agile Development was to them… then we asked some of the non-attendees that happened to be in the area. Here are some of the responses.

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An HTML Public Service Announcement

October 23, 2008    Category: Blog, Technical   3 Comments »

Because friends don’t let friends use HTML Tables …

I’ve been spending more time lately working in MVC and MVP, (specifically M-V-VM) style applications. I thought that it would be a good time to pull out some of the great MVC PSA’s that Adam Keys from FiveRuns and the guys from RailsEnvy put together. They started a while ago, but they keep adding more! Be sure to check out the other MVC PSA’s linked below.

Check out the other Model View Control – Public Service Announcements:



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