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More articles by Joseph Geretz

Author Bio
Joseph Geretz is the founder of Focal Point Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm serving clients in the New York metropolitan area. He has been working with Microsoft technologies, since 1994 (back when COM was called OLE). His primary focus these days is on n-tier systems, using Microsoft .NET technologies. His development language of choice these days is C#, although he still uses VB.NET from time to time and has fond memories of VB6 and even COBOL, from an earlier, more stateless era. Joseph can be reached at j.geretz@FPSNow.com.
For VB-2-the-Max | January 19, 2003
In his previous article author Joseph Geretz demonstrated the use of HttpHandlers for processing Web requests. In this article, he introduces HttpModules, which are a complementary mechanism for processing Web requests. He concentrates on the critical differences in the processing model implemented by HttpHandlers versus that implemented by HttpModules, and presents specific coding samples as necessary in order to illustrate various points.
For VB-2-the-Max | January 5, 2002
Both stateless and stateful components have a legitimate role in any scalable system architecture. This applies equally to both Client Server and n-Tier architectures. This article covers basics and not-so-basics concepts related to scaling up and scaling out.
For VB-2-the-Max | December 15, 2001
One of .Net's more obvious benefits for today's Visual Basic developers, is the ability to easily create poolable objects using Visual Basic.NET. The author demonstrates how a web application that uses poolable objects, can show a 50% performance boost in the rate of transactions per second when pooling is enabled. The article also covers things such as application configuration, string resources, page templates, and using XSL stylesheets.
For XML with Visual Basic and VB.NET | December 8, 2001
Bundling functionality and program logic into an ActiveX DLL is an excellent form of encapsulation. But even when you expose functionality to your client application, you don
For VB-2-the-Max | March 10, 2001
Do you have an application which is running sluggishly under Windows NT4 / MTS, not providing quite the performance you expect? Are you thinking about porting it to Windows 2000 / COM+ in order to achieve a performance boost? Be very careful. Depending on why your application is not performing up to speed under NT4, you may not experience any performance gain by migrating to Win2K. You might very well see a performance drop. A significant performance drop. In this article Joseph Geretz will show you all the do's and don'ts of the subtle art of object creation under Windows NT and 2000.
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