Windows SIG: Application Performance Part 1 - Across the Wire



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Windows SIG



    Joe Kirsch, CEO
    Frank Lao, President
    Nitin Dwivedi, CTO
    LeadByte Corporation

    LeadByte Corporation is offering a 3 part series on Application Performance, covering the complete spectrum of how to build, measure, and monitor a high-performance, scalable Visual Studio .NET application. Network, Client and Server issues are covered in separate sessions.

    Presentation Overview

    Application Performance Part 1 - Across the Wire

    In this session, you will understand how an application behaves over the network and what you can do to improve performance across the wire. This session is for designers, developers and testers who are building an application as well as engineers and analysts who are supporting the application in production. An introduction into networking concepts will be provided so that you are able to understand exactly what goes on behind the scenes of your application. You will understand what causes application delay and poor response time. In addition, .NET best practices and developer tips will be provided to help you quickly improve the performance of your current applications.


    About the Presenters

    LeadByte Corporation is a performance software company located in Redmond WA, dedicated to improving application performance and quality for web developers, application teams, internal business units and large-scale companies using Microsoft technologies such as the .NET Framework. LeadByte offers a suite of predictive performance tools known as NetworkSmart. Our products allow application teams to predict end user response times and determine performance bottlenecks during the design and development phases of an application. This early notification allows the application teams to make modifications to their code or design at a very minimal cost as compared to modifying the application after deployment. LeadByte also provides application performance training and services for companies who want to improve their current application quality and scalability.

    Prior to LeadByte, Joe Kirsch was a Senior Manager at Microsoft Corporation, responsible for developing and maintaining over 40 internal line-of-business applications, as well as internal Early Adopter Program for Visual Studio .NET, SQL Server 2000, Exchange 2000 and Windows 2000. In the early 1990s, he was the founder and President of Neverland Technologies, Inc. for seven years, a software development company that provided niche document management/data warehousing solutions to the transportation and utility industries. Joe is a technology freak at heart and specializes in the Visual Basic .NET, C# and ASP.NET programming languages.

    Prior to LeadByte, Frank Lao was a Production Support Manager at Microsoft Corporation, responsible for supporting over 40 internal line-of-business applications. Prior to that, Frank was a performance engineer for the Microsoft Enterprise Quality Assurance team. Frank has a MBA from the University of Washington and a Bachelors degree in Information Systems at the University of Hawaii. He is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. Frank's talent is centered in infrastructure where he has a keen understanding and vast experience in TCP/IP Network Design, Administration and Application Performance Testing and Troubleshooting.

    Prior to LeadByte, Nitin Dwivedi was part of Microsoft Consulting Services and later Enterprise Application Services. He has more than 15 years of experience in the software industry, working in areas of communications, networking, application development and shrink-wrapped software development. He graduated in Computer Science from Delhi University, and worked at diverse companies like Microsoft, IBM Research, Meca Software and Tata Consulting Services and was a founding partner in Gilt Edge Solutions. Nitin has a deep understanding of Application Design and Development using diverse technologies and patterns. His expertise is in the object-oriented design of distributed applications. Nitin's programming skills include Visual Studio.NET, VC#, VC++, VB.NET, ASP.NET as well as Windows platforms with CLR, COM, DCOM, COM+ and Network Programming.


    Event Logistics


    Cubberly Community Center

    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1

    Palo Alto, CA 94105


    6:30 - 7:00 Informal Q&A with Pizza

    7:00 - 7:15 Announcements

    7:15 - 9:00 Presentations



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