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How to use the object pool design pattern in C#

Boost application performance by using the object pool design pattern to recycle objects that are expensive to create

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Microsoft linker tool shrinks .Net applications

The .Net IL Linker reduces the footprint of .Net apps by discarding unused libraries and references, although it's still in the preview stages

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How to get started with Akka.Net

Take advantage of Akka.Net to build concurrent, fault tolerant, event-driven applications using the high-level abstractions of the actor model

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Review: VMware’s Photon OS shines for Docker containers

Optimized for the VMware hypervisor, Photon OS is an easy-to-use container OS with all the advantages of virtual hardware

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Orchestration tools fully exploit Linux container technology

Once companies get past the “let’s see how these container things work” stage, they end up with a lot of containers running in a lot of different places

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Docker Enterprise now runs Windows and Linux in one cluster

The new version of Docker's professional version lets applications across multiple platforms -- Windows, Linux, and IBM System Z -- run side by side in the same cluster

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RancherOS: A simpler Linux for Docker lovers

Rancher Labs takes the container paradigm to its final destination with a completely Dockerized operating system

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How to use Apache Kafka messaging in .Net

Take advantage of the fast and scalable open source message broker to meet high-volume data processing challenges on Windows

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How to (not) use the large object heap in .Net

Understand why the large object heap in .Net is prone to fragmentation and how to use memory more efficiently

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9 crushing performance problems in scalable systems

We have no shortage of ways to slow complex systems to a crawl. Fix these nine, and a tenth will be along soon

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Red Hat's Boltron snaps together a modular Linux server

The Fedora Modular Server project experiments with a new way to deliver multiple versions of packages side-by-side, each with their own development life cycles

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How to write performance tests using NBench

Take advantage of NBench to analyze code throughput, memory allocations, and GC overhead in your .NET application

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.Net Core 2.0 to extend coding optimizations to Linux

The next version of Microsoft's open source, cross-platform runtime will make native code run faster on Linux as well as Windows

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Windows 10 S: A Windows Enterprise in waiting?

Microsoft’s locked-down, Windows Store-restricted version of Windows could have a bright future in business

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Review: Windows Server containers are new and strange

Microsoft’s Docker-driven container feature works as advertised, but comes with a steep learning curve

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How to make your Web API responses consistent and useful

A custom wrapper for your Web API responses can provide meaningful information and ensure consistency regardless of success or failure

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A cloud in your datacenter? Azure Stack arrives

Microsoft brings core Azure cloud services and subscription pricing to the datacenter, albeit with heavy hardware requirements

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Review: Alpine Linux is made for Docker

Stripped-down Linux distribution shines for containers and appliances, but you have to earn it

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How to do partial updates to REST API resources

Take advantage of HTTP PATCH to partially update resources and transfer less data over the wire

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Hotspot brings GUI to Linux Perf data

Hotspot frees the analysis of Linux performance data from static, text-based reports with an interactive, eye-opening GUI

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