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My first modem could be switched between 300/300 (download/upload) and 1200/75 - if uploading stuff to a BBS, it was essential that you remembered to switch modes or it took 4 times longer, then switch back if you were browsing or downloading.
I'm an optoholic - my glass is always half full of vodka.
OK, granted, the specs on the computer at work suck:
i5-2500 CPU at 3.30Ghz
Probably a 5400 RPM hard drive that's always thrashing.
(and I seem to be one of the lucky ones with 8GB RAM!!!)
It takes for flipping ever (a good 30 seconds) for Visual Studio to launch the website as it interfaces through IIS and loads a hundred System.Microsoft.sh*t assemblies.
If #2 happens, I have to reset the URL to localhost:[someport]
Now remember, I'm running this stuff as localhost, so everything is elaphanting LOCAL. Yet it takes a good 10 seconds to load a "hello world" page.
The time delays are what gets me the most. So many elephanting sub-systems seem to be involved.
Conversely, the web sites that I write don't use ASP.NET, Razor, or any of that garbage. The server launches instantly, the web pages come up instantly, and I'm a happy camper debugging server side code in the VS and client-side code in Chrome.
My experience with Microsoft's high-level technologies for web development makes me Sadly, I have to use this pile of stinking dung for a simple project at work.
And as I said above, the crap machine they give you here at work is probably in large part responsible for my experience.
I am rewarded by my company with a similar setup though at least I have a 256GB SSD drive which helps. I have also started using VS2017 which has a lightweight solution load option. It's a bit dumb but does help a tad.
What irks is that my own machine is far better specified than this but they won't let me use it.
though at least I have a 256GB SSD drive which helps
I agree. I think that is probably the most important feature of all in speed with Windows and Visual Studio especially. I just upgraded to an SSD from an HDD at home and the change has been extremely dramatic. Also, at work we all have SSDs and it makes everything far better.
A lot of software is I/O killer -- especially VStudio.
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