April 2004 Blog Posts

  • VSLive, and MCAD.NET

    I attended VSLive in San Francisco last week.  It was good, but not great.  The previous two years I had attended Connections instead, so this year I decided to go back to VSLive.  I think I'll be going back to Connections next year instead :) Except for one thing: VSLive this year had certification testing, at half price.  I had taken 70-310 (WebServices) in November, and planning to take 70-305 (Web) soon anyway.  So, I decided to really cram hard and take both that and 70-306 (Windows) while at the conference.  I did, and I passed both handily! So, as...

  • Expansion Diary Part 6

    All of those new Sales Guys are starting to pour in now :)  Did you notice, that was a smiley?  I think we're going to be able to handle the load after all! Our ongoing transition from ASP.OLD into ASP.NET is helping, along with lots of SQL optimizations.  But the single biggest thing we are implementing is... Caching!  Of course, like everyone will gladly tell you, caching is an immense performance enhancer - IF you can stand the data being "stale." I think that what we've done is quite interesting, so of course I'll talk about it here :)  Remember...