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Windows Phone (Mango) DB Engines Performance Testing

Abstracts I am working on a Windows Phone application that requires some database to store information. I know a couples of DB engines for Windows Phone (SQL CE, Sterling DB, Siaqodb, ) but I have not found any performance testing of such software. So, I decided to compare SQL CE and Sterling DB. I am going to use set of test queries (insert/delete/select) to measure performance. I will perform three attempts and will calculate average value. Database structure     The database structure is as simple as possible. Companies has orders and...

Getting ready for Exam 70-599: Designing and Developing Windows Phone 7 Applications. Helpful Links and Resources

Intro About a month ago, Microsoft announced that they published beta exam 71-599 for Windows Phone developers. Anyone, who registered for that exam would be able to pass it for free. But anyway, everyone should be ready for that exam, should read some training materials etc. I have prepared links to useful MSDN (in most cases) resources that should help you prepare to that exam. If you have any comments, let me know Designing Data Access Strategies Send and receive data. Connecting to Web and Data Services for Windows Phone ...

Performance of Debugging of Visual Studio 2010 RTM (Release)

The release is much faster than betas or RC. Anyway, I have got the same problem with the performance of the debugging process - symbol files are loading too slow – it takes 1-2 seconds for each. I have found another way out – just turned off Symbols loading (Main Menu – Tools – Options – Debugging - Symbols). Debugging time was decreased significantly.   Tagged: Debugging , Symbols , Visual Studio 2010 , Performance This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution By license.

Performance of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

The performance of my instance of VS2010 beta 2 was not well. Especially, start of debugging process for silverlight applications was not fast enough. Loading of symbols files (to enable debugging) was taking about two-three minutes. BTW, there are a lot of complains on performance in beta 2. The situation was the same for silverlight 3 and 4 applications. The performance issue has been solved after installing MS Expression Blend Preview for .Net 4. The symbols loading time is almost the same as  for VS2008. I am absolutely sure, Microsoft will improve performance in the release. ...