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The inimitable Ian Griffiths left a great comment on my last post – saying that: You seem to be implying that the LINQ query was being evaluated each time round in “the outer foreach”. But I don’t think that’s right. A foreach loop evaluates its collection expression just once at the start of the loop. […]


A Short Tale of a Deceptively Slow LINQ Expression

by Howard van Rooijen

With any good iterative development process – the first step is to get something working: solve the problem in as simple a fashion as possible, then refactor. Part of the refactoring consideration should be an initial performance monitoring spike to see which parts of your codebase are running slow. Once I had the initial prototype […]


Introducing Templify

by Howard van Rooijen

[Note: Templify 0.7.0.25 is now available] In my last post I talked about the philosophy of “Work Smarter, Not Harder”; it’s a very simple mantra that can be described in three simple steps: Do, Recognise, Codify. This philosophy is at the very core of what we do at endjin so we decided to share the […]


Work Smarter, Not Harder

by Howard van Rooijen

The simplest definition of my mantra of  “work smarter, not harder” is: Using your intellect, skills, established patterns, tools and a fundamental understanding of the problem space to create an elegant solution, instead of a purely brute force approach. So many people jump straight into trying to solve a problem without actually trying to understand […]


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