Author Archives: Maarten Balliauw

What if this method were faster? Forecasting performance with dotTrace

When profiling and analyzing performance of an application, we sometimes ask ourselves questions like, “What if this method were faster?”, “What would be the performance gain if we made this specific call 50% more efficient?”, and “Is it worth doing?” One … Continue reading

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Navigate to text in a solution with Go to Text in ReSharper

Navigating within a solution is easy with ReSharper. Hitting Ctrl+T lets us navigate to types, symbols and files in our solution. In ReSharper Ultimate 2016.2 we added another navigation, Go to Text, which makes navigation to text in source and … Continue reading

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Overview of dotTrace 6 Timeline Profiling

In our announcement post for dotTrace 6, we introduced a new profiling method: Timeline profiling. Let’s explore what it is, how it can help us and how it compares to other profiling methods like sampling, tracing and line-by-line profiling. We’ll also … Continue reading

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Working with dotTrace Home

When we announced the dotTrace 6, we’ve already had a quick look at the new starting point in our performance profiler: the dotTrace Home. We can use it to start a new local or remote profiling session for known .NET application … Continue reading

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Introducing EAPs for dotTrace 6, dotCover 3, dotMemory 4.2

Please welcome a new ReSharper 9 EAP build that comes along with compatible dotTrace 6, dotCover 3 and dotMemory 4.2 Early Access builds. Download the common .NET tools installer, launch it and choose the products you want to try. We’ve … Continue reading

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Fighting Common WPF Memory Leaks with dotMemory

When developing Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Silverlight and Windows Store applications, a number of common memory leaks may surface. In this blog post, we’ll see how dotMemory can help detect these common WPF memory leaks and how we can fix … Continue reading

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Profiling ASP.NET vNext using dotMemory and dotTrace

With ASP.NET vNext (working title), Microsoft is making some bold moves towards opening up development and deployment options for building applications. For starters, we no longer have to install the full .NET framework on our servers: ASP.NET vNext lets us … Continue reading

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dotMemory 4.0 EAP: .NET Memory Profiler Resuscitation

Do you know that JetBrains provides a .NET memory profiler? You have a good excuse for not knowing this, as the profiler hasn’t seen a single update since 2010. That is, until today. Today we’re excited (and by this we … Continue reading

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Exploring some fresh ReSharper plugins

At the start of the year, we wrote a series of blog posts covering some plugins for ReSharper. With the release of ReSharper 8 and the new Extension Manager, installing and distributing plugins, live templates and settings has become much … Continue reading

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Coverage Filters in dotCover

Using dotCover, we can run coverage analysis on our code. We can verify which portions of our project are covered by unit tests and which are not. However, there are times when we don’t want to perform analysis on our … Continue reading

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