Thursday, August 19, 2004

Compression on IIS 6

Since this blog is closed for comments I have to add mine here:

I was looking for ways to compress javascripts and google just keep return to the tool that does the metabase editing. Turns out the MSDN library has the description for the metabase entries. The HTML equivalent of what I've read is here: iis/6/all/proddocs/en-us/ref_mb_hcfileextensions.mspx

IIS has htm, html and txt turned on for static compression so I've added js and css.

One more thing, turning it on does wonders. I am doing performance testing a test cycle without compression involves around 7000 packets. Turn it on make it drop to about 3500.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

VB or C#

A colleague raised this question again. My answer now is that I am bilingual and doesn't really prefer one over the other from a language point of view. However, the VB IDE is more feature rich than C#. e.g. background compilation and warnings, shift f2 (goto definition) works. That's why I prefer VB over C# now. I expect when Whidbey comes out the field is even more level than it is now. Comments?

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

IDE features (or the lack of)

One of the pains of using Visual Studio 2003 is the lack of multi-monitor support. If you feel the same way go here and give some feedback:
Recently I have been reading code from multiple files and was trying to refactor them. One of my monitors is 21" and the other is 17". So expanding the IDE window to both monitors would not work. It would be really nice to drag a code window onto the second monitor and now you can cut and paste whatever you want. Note that I said CUT and not COPY. I am not a fan of COPYing code!

Friday, May 14, 2004

hello world

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