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AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

.NET Memory Profiling in Visual Studio 2013

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 23, 2013

Visual Studio 2013 comes with a better memory profiler for .NET applications, but it is still far behind the other commercial offerings.

JavaScript Memory Analyzer in Visual Studio 2012 Identifies Leaks in Windows Store Apps

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 19, 2013

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 includes a new JavaScript Memory Analyzer for Windows 8 which identifies potential memory leaks to enable developers to fix their apps before submission to Windows Store.

Google Open Sources Leak Finder, a JavaScript Tool for Detecting Memory Leaks

by Abel Avram on  Aug 09, 2012 2

Google has open sourced Leak Finder, a tool inspecting the heap of JavaScript applications in order to find memory leaks.

Weak Events in WPF 4.5

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 16, 2012 5

.NET 4.5 brings with it a generic version of WeakEventManager for WPF developers. In addition to not needing the event-specific subclass, this version also dispenses with the need for listener interfaces.

Three Hotfixes for WPF Memory Leaks

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 17, 2010

Windows Presentation Foundation is quickly becoming well known for the ease in which memory leaks are introduced. Most of these leaks seem to come from the use or misuse of weak references, upon which WPF’s data binding technology is based. In the recent set of hotfixes many of these leaks are fixed.

Dealing with Memory Leaks in .NET

by Abel Avram on  Nov 05, 2009 3

Fabrice Marguerie, a software architect and consultant, wrote the article How to detect and avoid memory and resources leaks in .NET applications, published on MSDN. The article explains how memory and resource leaks can happen while programming for .NET and how to avoid them.

Serious Memory Leaks Plague WPF

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 14, 2009 3

WPF, also known as Windows Presentation Foundation, represents the future of UI on the Windows platform. And if Microsoft has its way, its younger sibling Silerlight will take over the web and mobile markets. But like any new technology, it has some issues to work through including some rather serious memory leaks.

New Features and Performance Improvements for System.IO

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 13, 2009 1

Microsoft is planning some simple but much welcomed performance improvements for the core System.IO functionality. These include convenience methods for reading and writing text-based files, significantly faster directory enumeration, and support for memory mapped files.

Dynamic Management Capabilities Added to Gemfire Enterprise 6.0

by Dave West on  Jun 23, 2009 3

Gemstone has released Gemfire Enterprise 6.0 featuring a cluster resource controller that continuously monitors resources in the distributed data fabric. GemFire enables applications to sense changing performance patterns and proactively provision extra resources and trigger rebalancing of predictable data access, throughput, and latency without the need to overprovision capacity.

Presentation: Conceptual Algorithms

by Werner Schuster on  Jan 28, 2009 5

In this talk from RubyFringe, Tom Preston-Werner talks about how he uses the scientific method for tracking down software problems. He demonstrates how he used this approach to track down a particularly sneaky memory leak in a Ruby app, and more.

JProbe 8.0: The Java code, memory, and coverage profiler is back

by Steven Haines on  Jul 04, 2008

Quest Software recently released JProbe 8.0, a Java code, memory, and coverage profiler. While JProbe has been one of the leading Java profiling tools since the late 1990's, JProbe 8.0 aims to help Quest regain the leadership position in the profiling market with new Eclipse integration and a more competitive price point.

Review: Continous Performance Management

by Ben Hughes on  Aug 09, 2007 1

Steven Haines from Quest has published an article demonstrating the use of performance analysis tools in the continuous build cycle as best practice and makes some thought provoking points about the cost of not doing so.

Find Memory Leaks in Your Rails Application with BleakHouse

by Sebastien Auvray on  May 10, 2007 2

Performance is a major issue for some Rails application. BleakHouse is a plugin that helps you find memory leaks, without using Ruby's ObjectSpace introspection.

.NET Memory Leaks

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 13, 2007 4

A problem with .NET that isn't talked about is the problems caused by using dynamic code generation. In a nut shell, dynamic code generation, which is used in XML Serialization, Regular Expressions, and XSLT transformations, can lead to memory leaks.

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