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.NET Framework
General
Posted: 1 Sep 2011   Updated: 1 Sep 2011   Views: 32,772   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 73   Popularity: 9.15
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.NET Memory management is an impressive and comprehensive system, but it's not flawless, and it’s occasionally a little anti-intuitive. As a result, there are a few common misconceptions which need to be dispelled before you can really get the most out of the .NET framework.
Product Showcase
Applications
Posted: 27 Feb 2009   Updated: 27 Feb 2009   Views: 7,244   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Adam Marciniec experienced a substantial slow down in his code, so he went hunting for the bottleneck with ANTS Profiler. With it, he found the specific method responsible for the performance issue. Find out how he fixed the problem and boosted the performance of his application.
Posted: 27 Jul 2010   Updated: 27 Jul 2010   Views: 8,229   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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When you are developing a database application that suffers from I/O bottlenecks, you need a complete picture of how all the tiers of your application work together. Jeremy Jarrell quickly found the bottleneck in his code, and the stored procedure responsible, with ANTS Performance Profiler 6.
Posted: 2 Feb 2011   Updated: 2 Feb 2011   Views: 13,361   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Understanding how an application uses memory is a complex and time consuming process, but using a memory profiler the same analysis can be achieved in minutes. ANTS Memory Profiler is the simple way to visualize problems with memory usage in .NET code.
Posted: 28 Feb 2011   Updated: 28 Feb 2011   Views: 7,829   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Learn how error reporting works and how to add it to you software in 3 simple steps. Not only is it easy for you to implement, you’ll also provide your end-users with a one-click solution to report exception/bugs when they occur, incl. the debugging data you need to reproduce the problem and fix it.
Posted: 14 Mar 2011   Updated: 14 Mar 2011   Views: 8,576   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Continuous integration makes development more efficient – allowing bugs to be caught earlier, and providing rapid validation. But for too long, it hasn’t been standard practice for databases. This is an overview of implementing CI so you can bring database code in line with application development.
Posted: 21 Jul 2011   Updated: 21 Jul 2011   Views: 9,159   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 6   Downloaded: 0
Discover how Automated Error Reporting can let your users notify you instantly when they encounter a bug, and give you all the information you need to reproduce and fix the problem.
Posted: 18 Oct 2011   Updated: 18 Oct 2011   Views: 14,258   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 9   Downloaded: 0
Identifying an application’s performance bottlenecks is all about understanding how the application is spending its time. Only with the most complete understanding of how an application is operating is it possible to understand what it is doing wrong, as this article describes.
Components and Libraries
Posted: 17 Dec 2004   Updated: 17 Dec 2004   Views: 23,360   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Understand how your .NET application uses memory
Posted: 29 Sep 2005   Updated: 29 Sep 2005   Views: 8,785   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Using SQL Toolkit to remotely update customers' databases on the fly.
Database
Posted: 7 Jan 2007   Updated: 7 Jan 2007   Views: 11,158   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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How to configure your hardware to minimize the need to restore a backup.
Posted: 7 Jan 2007   Updated: 7 Jan 2007   Views: 7,217   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Key members of the Red Gate development team offer insight into some of the major new features, and the technical challenges they faced in implementing SQL Bundle 5
Development Tools
Posted: 30 Sep 2003   Updated: 30 Sep 2003   Views: 95,421   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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ANTS Profiler allows you to identify slow lines of code in .NET applications within 5 minutes of installation, allowing you to get on with what you do best – writing code.
Posted: 5 Nov 2003   Updated: 5 Nov 2003   Views: 35,854   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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SQL Compare automates database structure migrations; it runs the comparison, shows you the differences, and generates the script, which can be run from SQL Compare, to synchronize the chosen databases.
Posted: 30 Nov 2003   Updated: 30 Nov 2003   Views: 42,222   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Automate all your SQL Server comparison and synchronization tasks
Posted: 25 Mar 2004   Updated: 25 Mar 2004   Views: 23,676   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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No professional athlete would stop short for five seconds before scoring a touchdown, sinking a basket, or blasting a goal. Similarly, no statistical-based sports simulation game should require users to stare anxiously at a computer screen as they wait for game results to load.
Posted: 19 Apr 2004   Updated: 19 Apr 2004   Views: 20,374   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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ANTS Profiler used to optimize code, lower hardware costs and improve application performance.
Posted: 19 May 2004   Updated: 19 May 2004   Views: 19,908   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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This article demonstrates how ANTS Profiler and ANTS Load, two developer tools from Red Gate Software, can be used to successfully optimize the performance of a .NET application.
Posted: 24 Jun 2004   Updated: 24 Jun 2004   Views: 24,734   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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A simple solution to scripting when sysdepends are damaged
Posted: 3 Aug 2004   Updated: 3 Aug 2004   Views: 23,555   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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SQL Packager packages up the schema and contents of Microsoft SQL Server databases so that installing a database is much simpler.
Posted: 25 Aug 2004   Updated: 25 Aug 2004   Views: 17,649   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Using ANTS Profiler to switchapplications to C# for greater speed, better compatibility, and easier maintenance.
Posted: 8 Sep 2004   Updated: 8 Sep 2004   Views: 32,768   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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If you are involved in developing .NET web applications, either websites or web services, you need to be sure that the application is going to scale once it is put under the stress of a multiple-user load.
Posted: 12 Nov 2004   Updated: 12 Nov 2004   Views: 12,968   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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An e-commerce Christmas Carol
Posted: 25 Nov 2004   Updated: 25 Nov 2004   Views: 31,643   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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ANTS Profiler allows you to identify slow lines of code in .NET applications within 5 minutes of installation, allowing you to get on with what you do best - writing code.
Posted: 19 Jan 2005   Updated: 19 Jan 2005   Views: 11,832   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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It's a high-tech case of "physician, heal thyself."
Posted: 21 Feb 2005   Updated: 21 Feb 2005   Views: 12,829   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice use Red Gate Software's SQL Bundle, when migrating to SQL Server improving the quality of juvenile justice tracking.
Posted: 16 Mar 2005   Updated: 16 Mar 2005   Views: 12,236   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Using SQL Toolkit to allows developers and database administrators to use Red Gate's tools for SQL Server within the applications they create.
Posted: 20 Apr 2005   Updated: 20 Apr 2005   Views: 11,532   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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This time we’re going to present a short tip for using ANTS Profiler, explaining how ANTS Profiler lets you quickly reduce the number of objects that you are looking at.
Posted: 7 Jun 2005   Updated: 7 Jun 2005   Views: 11,494   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Lex Auto Logistics and E-Zeesoft use the Advanced .NET Testing System to load test and validate their Visual Studio .NET web application
Posted: 27 Jul 2005   Updated: 27 Jul 2005   Views: 10,676   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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SQL Data Compare and SQL Packager help iCOMCept ensure customer’s database accuracy
Posted: 24 Aug 2005   Updated: 24 Aug 2005   Views: 16,072   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Using Red Gate Software’s SQL Packager and MacroVision’s InstallShield to package web site authoring software
Posted: 20 Oct 2005   Updated: 20 Oct 2005   Views: 13,600   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Using a combination of iScala, SQL Server and Red Gate's software tools to manage data processes.
Posted: 3 Feb 2006   Updated: 3 Feb 2006   Views: 10,962   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Essential tools for easy migration to SQL Server 2005.
Posted: 30 Jun 2006   Updated: 30 Jun 2006   Views: 16,959   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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SQL Dependency Tracker allows you to graphically visualize database object dependencies. This means that users can track down potential "collateral damage" before pushing database changes through. With this ingeniously simple to use tool, you can also document database dependencies.
Posted: 2 Oct 2006   Updated: 2 Oct 2006   Views: 10,715   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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This article describes how you can use ANTS Profiler to eliminate performance hotspots and memory leaks from your .NET applications.
Posted: 1 Nov 2006   Updated: 1 Nov 2006   Views: 13,319   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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This article describes how you can use SQL Refactor to sharpen up your T-SQL.
Posted: 21 Dec 2006   Updated: 21 Dec 2006   Views: 7,432   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Database professionals have a special role in their workplace because they bear responsibility for customer database integrity. This article argues that the 'online' or 'lock ladder' database development model, which uses live instances is the only way to ensure true database integrity.
Posted: 12 Feb 2007   Updated: 12 Feb 2007   Views: 29,272   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Mike Bloise, lead developer at Recognin Technologies recounts his experiences on a recent CRM project, built using C#, where he found himself facing severe memory leak issues and a very tight deadline.
Posted: 9 Nov 2007   Updated: 9 Nov 2007   Views: 170,943   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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A Princeton University graduate relates his story as a participant in the Darpa Grand Challenge race, where driverless cars have got to make it to the end of the course without human intervention. Read the full story and find out why he wished he had used ANTS Profiler earlier.
Posted: 5 May 2008   Updated: 5 May 2008   Views: 12,720   Rating: 3.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 0.90
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Find out why you should invest in a code profiling tool and what difference it can make to your applications.
Posted: 2 Sep 2008   Updated: 2 Sep 2008   Views: 9,152   Rating: 1.92/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 1.49
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Find out why you should invest in a code profiling tool and what difference it can make to your applications.
Posted: 1 Dec 2008   Updated: 1 Dec 2008   Views: 11,427   Rating: 4.45/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.47
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A Research Engineer experiences unexpected slow-downs in his cutting-edge application. Find out what he did to speed-up his program. He learned some valuable lessons on the way. Read his story.
Posted: 17 Jul 2012   Updated: 17 Jul 2012   Views: 14,329   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Understand the relationship between your .NET code, the database, and HTTP requests, with ANTS Performance Profiler from Red Gate. Access all the performance data you need to solve the problem in a single tool.
General
Posted: 28 Jul 2008   Updated: 28 Jul 2008   Views: 3,221   Rating: 1.00/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 0.90
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Agilist David Takahashi recounts his experiences integrating a relational database management system engine into his .NET application. He explains the unexpected performance problems he encountered and how he managed to solve them.
Posted: 31 Jul 2009   Updated: 31 Jul 2009   Views: 31,220   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Memory profiling has an intimidating reputation. But fear no more. Laila Lotfi explains exactly how you can profile the memory usage of your .NET application without spending two days on it. Read her step-by-step walk-through here.
Posted: 10 Sep 2009   Updated: 10 Sep 2009   Views: 8,030   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Damon Armstrong assumed that his cryptographic library was perfect until he tried it out with ANTS Performance Profiler. Within 20 minutes, he was able to make a 10% performance improvement on his code. How did he do it? Read the full story.
Posted: 29 Jan 2010   Updated: 29 Jan 2010   Views: 12,402   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Finding and fixing troublesome code can be a time-consuming and frustrating task. Florian Standhartinger recently encountered such an experience and recounts how he managed to use a memory profiling tool to get the problem fixed. Read the full story.
Posted: 22 Feb 2012   Updated: 22 Feb 2012   Views: 5,666   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Article about Red Gate's SQL Source Control
Posted: 6 Mar 2012   Updated: 30 Mar 2012   Views: 5,276   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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The key to understanding and improving application performance is examining as many aspects of code performance as Performance bottlenecks sometimes lie in the way your code calls methods in third-party or framework assemblies but, without the source code, problems like this can be hard to identify
Posted: 11 Jan 2012   Updated: 2 Apr 2012   Views: 17,530   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Distributing applications with DLL dependencies can be problematic. Here we explain how to make distribution easier by combining these dependencies into the main assembly.
Posted: 3 May 2012   Updated: 1 Jun 2012   Views: 12,821   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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In Practical Performance Profiling MVP Jean-Philippe explains how the .NET platform manages memory and uses a sample application based on a real software package to demonstrate a wide range of performance slowdowns
Posted: 1 Feb 2013   Updated: 1 Feb 2013   Views: 6,016   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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G.Russon tells the tale of when his most mission-critical app collapsed, what this meant for him and his team and how they solved the problem with the help of ANTS Performance Profiler.
Posted: 1 May 2013   Updated: 1 May 2013   Views: 18,577   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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When trying to speed up a slow-running application, it helps to know where the problem is. There are many causes of performance issues, but one of the most common and difficult to diagnose issues is around the application's data access.
Posted: 4 Oct 2013   Updated: 4 Oct 2013   Views: 6,567   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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How a Software Engineer at an Australian defence contractor tracked down a memory leak and improved performance of a complex application handling high-speed data visualization.
Posted: 1 Nov 2013   Updated: 1 Nov 2013   Views: 7,980   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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How to track down and fix unexpected memory leaks - a worked example
Posted: 3 Apr 2014   Updated: 3 Apr 2014   Views: 2,628   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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An interview with senior .NET Developer, Lyle Keeton on use of SQL Source Control
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General
Posted: 16 Mar 2011   Updated: 16 Mar 2011   Views: 28,481   Rating: 3.09/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 3.00
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If you’re about to release your software internationally and it’s written in .NET, then you ought to consider protecting your code and IP. This article outlines 7 ways to protect your .NET code from reverse-engineering and other malicious forms of attack.
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