Reference Types vs. Value Types

Remember the C++ pointer stuff that you learned back in school? Messy stuff! Thank goodness for .NET where we don't have to worry about pointers and references, right? Wrong! It's still important to understand what kind of object you're working with. In some cases, your variable is really a pointer. In other cases, the variable... Continue Reading →

Caching – Why, When and How

Caching is a very beneficial practice for improving application performance and efficiency. Conceptually, it is simple. However, there are a number of issues to take into account when caching data. I'd encourage you to read up on caching before you start using it though. As with all things, there are tradeoffs and challenges involved. So,... Continue Reading →

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