CES 2012 has just finished and I came across the challenge “SmokedByPhone” [REF-02].
You can watch the videos on YouTube [REF-03]. The challenge results are interesting, specially for a phone OS which have only about 1.5 % of the global phone shares market (see my previous entry on that).
Overall results for Windows Phone 7.5 (aka Mango):
=> 88% wins. Not bad !!
Let’s see by the end of 2012 where Windows Phone will be – Nokia and HTC launched this week new phones in USA, that should boost Windows Phone sales and shares market. (more…)
Posted by Joao Morais on January 14, 2012
All .NET applications at sometime will have to deal with an exception. It is just a matter of time. As application run longer in PRODUCTION phase than in development (unless it is a prototype ;)) the more information you can get out of the exception, the more likely you will be able to quickly pinpoint the root cause and resolve the issue.
I know, this might seem a little too basic, but there are still some misuses of Exception and misunderstanding about how to raise/re-raise exception without losing the original information. So here it is my contribution to help to improve the “good” use of Exception programming in .NET (samples are in C#, but the principles are valid for the .NET platform). (more…)
Posted by Joao Morais on January 13, 2012
Microsoft has just released a new performance analysis tool, called PerfView (download here).
It can help to isolate CPU- and memory-related performance issues. As I do a few performance analysis per month, this is a very good news – something new to try. (more…)
Posted by Joao Morais on January 4, 2012