Why you shouldn’t create asynchronous wrappers with Task.Run()

3 November 2014

Many developers confuse asynchronous operations with parallel execution. The essential difference is that an asynchronous operation is concerned with which resources you consume while parallel execution is more concerned with how many.

Optimising bulk inserts with Entity Framework

26 June 2014

There are some techniques for improving the performance of bulk inserts in the entity framework, but the most optimal approach will always be to use a different library altogether.

Memory leaks in .Net applications. Yes - they happen all the time…

23 September 2013

The promise of garbage collection can lull .Net developers into a false sense of security. They are still vulnerable to memory leaks and have a responsibility to keep an eye on what’s going on under the hood.

Netflix has abandoned OData – does the standard have a future without an ecosystem?

17 June 2013

Netflix have closed their OData catalogue and EBay seem to have quietly put their implementation out to grass. With a shrinking ecosystem and no marquee services, does Microsoft’s data standard have a future?