Improving performance and scalability with DDD

Domain Driven Design or DDD is something that I have been reading a lot about recently and trying to practise in some of my pet projects and today I came across an excellent post that discusses improving performance ,scalability and distributed systems. Well worth a read if you have the time.

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Velocity Administration Console

Microsoft have been working on a scalable in-memory application cache project called Velocity. It is similar to the popular open source memcached project and the commercial ScaleOut StateServer Software product. I have taken a quick look at ScaleOut StateServer and have been very impressed with it’s ease of use, performance and the administration tools that it provides. Today I noticed that Gil Fink has written a cool velocity administration console that adds a nice windows...

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Free Scrum and XP book

I have just downloaded a free book about Scrum and XP from the trenches and added it to my TODO list. Get the download from InfoQ. http://www.infoq.com/minibooks/scrum-xp-from-the-trenches

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ReSharper 4.1 Released

Jet Brains have a minor point release to one of my favourite productivity tools ReSharper. Since installing it I have noticed that my memory footprint for devenv.exe is much much smaller and the whole IDE and coding experience feels noticeably snappier with Visual Studio.NET 2008 SP1. Hopefully I will notice the same benefits when I next switch back to coding with Visual Studio.NET 2005. For further details on the release you can visit the release...

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Google Chrome

A new web browser has arrived. Google Chrome has just been released in beta. Here are my initial thoughts:- The installer worked and it imported all of my Firefox settings without a problem. The design is simple and clean and feels less cluttered than IE or Firefox. The tabs work really well and each tab sits within its own process so that hopefully any pages or sites that would normally crash the entire browser will...

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