SELA Developer Days 2011 – Windows Internals

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The SELA Developer Days conference has been adjourned :-) My one-day session today, titled Windows Internals for Busy Developers, was something I came up with a couple of months ago and was sure it wouldn’t be popular – after all, we have a five-day Windows Internals course and most people interested enough in the subject would want to attend the full training with labs, demos, and detailed walkthroughs of all Windows components. I was surprised to find 16 attendees in my class, all eager to learn about Windows architecture and components, diagnostic tools, kernel debugging, and internal...
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SELA Developer Days 2011 – Improving the Performance of .NET Applications

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

There’s just one day left for the SELA Developer Days, and today I delivered my session titled Improving the Performance of .NET Applications. In this brief one-day session I wanted to distill the best practices and tools for measuring various performance metrics, but also provide some insight into OS and CLR internals relevant to high-performance development. Other sessions today included Parallel Programming: One Step Beyond, Windows Phone Mango, Introduction to Scrum, and Visual Studio 2010 Testing Tools. I really wish I could attend Bnaya and Yaniv’s session on parallel programming – they showed lots of cool stuff, including...
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SELA Developer Days 2011 – C++ Debugging

I’m keeping up with the updates from the SELA Developer Days conference. Yesterday our classes were full to the brim with attendees – some of the sessions delivered were Parallel Programming in .NET 4.0, Introduction to Windows Phone 7, and a feature-packed day on TFS 2010 and Visual Studio 2010. I delivered yesterday a session on C++ debugging, in which we covered the following topics: How to read x86 and x64 assembly listings created by the C/C++ compilers How to match debugging symbols to the debugged process or dump...
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SELA Developer Days 2011 – .NET Debugging

Monday, June 27, 2011

As I wrote about a month ago, this week is a very busy one for us – we’re hosting the SELA Developer Days conference at SELA’s headquarters. The conference registration was truly overwhelming – there are close to 600 participants scheduled to attend the conference’s 25 workshops during the week! I’m a little biased, but after teaching the .NET Debugging one-day session to a group of 40 enthusiastic developers today, I think the conference organization was superb so far, and that we really managed to create the kind of easygoing, stress-less learning atmosphere which is not...
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Sela Developer Days – June 26-30

Friday, May 20, 2011

During the last week of June Sela is going to host 25 one-day sessions in 5 days packed with the latest and greatest Microsoft technologies, agile and ALM tips, debugging and troubleshooting, cloud and web. This mini-conference, dubbed Sela Developer Days, is going to open for registration on Sunday and I encourage you to take a look at the conference website to see what sessions are going to be available. Yours truly is scheduled for four sessions. Instead of rehashing the abstracts from the conference website, here’s some more information on what I intend to...