John Robbins at Montreal User Group

from Guy Barrette’s blog (Guy is the user group leader of and also a Regional Director in Montreal)

Montreal Visual Studio User Group next meeting

More info about this talk at

INETA Speaker: John Robbins
Subject: .NET Performance Tips and Tricks.
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 14th at 6:15PM

We’ve all been doing native code so long we know what’s fast and what’s slow. However, with .NET all our assumptions are gone. In this session, we’ll take a survey of different coding constructs and classes that lead to performance bottlenecks and what you can do about them as well as how to best utilize profiling tools to find them. From the insides of the CLR to ASP.NET, this session will get you writing the fastest .NET code possible.

 John Robbins is a cofounder of Wintellect, where he heads up the consulting and debugging services side of the business. He also travels the world teaching his Debugging .NET Applications and Debugging Windows Applications course so that developers everywhere can learn the techniques he uses to solve the nastiest software problems known to man. As one of the world’s recognized authorities on debugging, John takes an evil delight in finding and fixing impossible bugs in other people’s programs. John is based in New Hampshire USA, where he lives with his wife, Pam, and the world-famous debugging cats, Pearl and Chloe. In addition to being the author of the books Debugging Microsoft .NET and Windows Applications (Microsoft Press 2003) and Debugging Applications (Microsoft Press, 2000), John is a contributing editor for MSDN Magazine, where he writes the Bugslayer column. He regularly speaks at conferences such as Tech-Ed, VSLive, and DevWeek. Prior to founding Wintellect, John was one of the early engineers at NuMega Technologies (now Compuware NuMega), where he played key roles in designing, developing, and acting as project manager for some of the coolest C/C++, Visual Basic, and Java developers’ tools on the market. The products that he worked on include BoundsChecker (versions 3, 4, and 5), TrueTime (versions 1.0 and 1.1), TrueCoverage (version 1.0), SoftICE (version 3.24) and TrueCoverage for Device Drivers (version 1.0). He was also the only developer at NuMega with a couch in his office. Before he stumbled into software development in his late 20’s, John was a paratrooper and Green Beret in the United States Army. Since he can no longer get adrenaline highs by jumping out of airplanes in the middle of the night onto unlit, postage-stamp-size drop zones carrying full combat loads, he rides motorcycles at high rates of speed – much to his wife’s chagrin.

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