Natural Language Processing Course

Over the last two months I’ve been visiting “Natural Language Processing” course, which was held by Linguist Developers from our company. During this course we have learned basics of Natural Language Processing. Here is a short list of topics that were … Continue reading

Switching off worthless Code Analysis rules

This post is related to Microsoft’s Code Analysis tool for .Net projects aka FxCop. Code Analysis is a great tool that helps to keep code cleaner and avoid some common mistakes. However some rules produce CA errors much more often than … Continue reading

Managing size of Transaction Log in SQL Server

During previous sprint I was asked to investigate why the file of Transaction log on production SQL Server becomes huge over time. The situation indeed looked strange: the size of data file was just about 5.5 GB, while the size … Continue reading

Book “Dependency Injection in .NET” by Mark Seemann

I have recently read the book “Dependency Injection in .NET” by Mark Seemann. It covers motivation for using of Dependency Injection, patterns & anti-patterns, challenges and their solutions. The book also touches on interesting theme of proper Dependency Injection with various … Continue reading

Book “CLR via C#” by Jeffrey Richter

A few days ago I’ve finished reading the book “CLR via C#” by Jeffrey Richter. It’s a very deep and useful book and I highly recommend it for reading to every .NET developer. The book describes internals of Common Language … Continue reading

WCF Refresher

I’ve just read the book Programming WCF Services by Juval Lowy and Michael Montgomery. It’s a thorough book that has a lot of detailed information on different aspects of WCF, like instance management, handing of the faults, transactions, concurrency management, … Continue reading

Book “Agile Estimating and Planning” by Mike Cohn

I have recently read the book “Agile Estimating and Planning” by Mike Cohn. The book contains so much useful information regarding Agile planning on all levels that I decided to present its key ideas and approaches to other Scrum Masters, product/project … Continue reading

IT Spring 2016 Conference

Yesterday I have visited an IT Spring Conference. It’s the largest annual conference in Belarus on Agile methodologies, project & product management, Software craftsmanship and software development practices. The usual audience of this conference is Scrum-masters, team leaders, managers, HR … Continue reading

Book ‘Succeeding with Agile. Software Development Using Scrum’ by Mike Cohn

A few days ago I have finished reading Mike Cohn’s book “Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum“. Here is my short review and thoughts about it. Part I “Getting started” is not very useful for teams that already use … Continue reading

Analyzing memory consumption problem in application with mixed code

I have recently been asked to investigate the problem of high memory consumption by one of the backend services of our product. I cannot reveal the product and component names, their logic and especially the code, so I’ll call this … Continue reading