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Marcin Celej blog September 2007 Entries
Exposing Web Service from your app using WCF
Today I exposed my first WCF service in the 'old fashioned' Web Service way. The WCF service behaves exactly as ordinary Web Service hosted in IIS. It wasn't as easy as I thought. The app.config of the WCF is complicated a bit and I couldn't find appropriate sample. Hmmm, in such case I say: I just don't know what to type in google to find the exact answer. I finally found it here: The article describes how to create WCF service that can be ......

Posted On Thursday, September 27, 2007 9:18 AM

WCF vs Remoting - adjustments to my results
I received comments to my blog (WCF vs. Remoting (with DataSet)- performance comparison) with some adjustments I could make to improve performance of the WCF. I did some of them: Cache ChannelFactory. It is quite expensive to create it each time you need a proxy. My recommendation is: Hide it in your own Factory class or method so you can cache it. I am not sure yet why the ChannelFactory is not cached somehow by WCF but I believe there are some serious reasons. Disable security for NetTcpBinding. ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 26, 2007 8:47 AM

'Programming WCF Services' book by Juval Lővy
I am currently reading a great WCF book by Juval Lővy (I am not sure if I picked the proper ő sign) which can be found here: I know most of things that are there as I read almost everything that is in the MSDN on the WCF but the book is written in a way that particular topic is described fully in a one place. I actually do not read it and just walk through it, analyze the code samples and read only those topics I am intersted ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 25, 2007 6:28 AM

How do you deal with your feeds?
I was recently asked that question. One of my friends asked me that. What I do with feads I read: I do not force myself to read them I read during my work when my code is compiling I read almost every day but it's not obligatory How do I read my feeds: I use Google Reader I walk through 'All items' to eleminate all the not interesting stuff I mark all the not interesting as read and leave only what really matters I read all that is left (usually at home) When there is too many items to read in a ......

Posted On Monday, September 24, 2007 8:41 AM

My third geek lunch
Yesterday I was on my third geek lunch with bunch of other geek developers. One of those geek was Szymon Kobalczyk who posted about that here. As always (I'm not sure if three times make always) it was a place to gather thousand of ideas / tools and geek things in an hour (or two). Each time there I just try to remember all of those tools / technologies we mention just to check what it is. This time we decided to provide some meal-topic which was 'Gathering and managing knowledge'. I posted about ......

Posted On Thursday, September 20, 2007 9:07 AM

Subtext with Google Analytics
One of my friends has shown me his Google Analytics site ( It allows you to analyze traffic on your site. I thought I could use it here on my blog to check who reads it. Unfortunatelly GA requires from me that I put some magic goo (some script) immidiatelly before the <body> tag. I tried to congiure that with the Admin console that is with the Subtext on the GWB but whatever I do it does not insert the script before the <body> element. Did anyone try ......

Posted On Thursday, September 20, 2007 6:53 AM

Code Review - from my point of view
I've been doing a lot of code review lately. I've been doing it with every developer personally. And then I realized I can do an every week, one hour long public review. Without any names: just me, code, and bunch of developers sitting around the projector. It occured to be a fantastic way to spread knowledge in a team. I'd like to share main points I spotted during the public code review. Two levels of code review: Syntactic level Logical level I usually concentrate on the first level but I always ......

Posted On Sunday, September 16, 2007 9:38 AM

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