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Reasons to Use a VM For Development [duplicate]

Background: I work at a start-up company, where one team uses Virtual Machines to connect to a remote server to do their development, and another team (the team I'm on) uses local IIS/SQL Server ...
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Why after each restart, my local .NET sites take time to load for the first time? [closed]

I'm developing sites based on .NET platform. I usually deploy these sites on my local IIS, so that I can test them and see their functionality before going live. However, each time I restart windows, ...
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Why does IIS default to Recycling the Application Pool every 1740 minutes?

Why does IIS default to recycle the app pool after a given time? Is there some specific reason other than perhaps most web apps are not managing the memory prudently? Given that you are managing your ...
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How to keep track of links pointing to existing web applications in an Intranet?

At my new place of employment we have a Intranet solution containing multiple web applications hosted in IIS. Outside of the development department other departments either source or create other ...
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Is there a proven concept to website reverse certificate authentication?

We're looking at exposing some of our internal application data externally via a website. The actual details of the website aren't that interesting, it'll be built using ASP.NET/IIS etc, that might be ...
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Recommend a technical book explaining how the browser and server communicate [closed]

Although I've been developing web applications for close on 6 years now I still do not know what happens when a request reaches the server. I am looking for book that works through what happens when a ...
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1answer
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Hosting long-running worker inside IIS

Is it possible to host a long-running worker inside ASP.NET application? The worker (for it's a windows service) is reading from a queue sending messages to a WCF service. Would it be possible to run ...
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Full Trust level: should be a concern?

Should I worry about the safety of my application if it runs in Full Trust level? If yes, why? What damages could be done? If the trust level should be a concern why it is the default level for ...
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Why HTTP Servers send information about themselves in HTTP Headers?

Most of the HTTP Servers I know send their application name and version in response http headers as default behaviour. (Nginx, IIS, Apache etc.) Of course we can change the default behaviour but I ...
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Does every ASP.NET Web Application has a Single Application Domain?

I am bit confused. Is there only one application domain for every single ASP.NET Web Application or there can be anywhere between 1 to 100 application domains present in a single application pool of a ...
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Is it possible to get dynamically generated html in asp.net tags using HTTP Modules?

I want to know if it is possible to write to a log/text file dynamically generated HTML in asp.net tags in an .aspx page using HTTP modules. By dynamically generated HTML, I mean the html content ...
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Port numbers in Visual Studio projects and IIS

I have a few questions about localhost and port numbers as this is an area where I do not have a lot of knowledge, and because I recently had to work with setting up Visual Studio projects and IIS and ...
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1answer
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System response times — A good Service Level Agreement?

In order to view system performance, I have been asked by management to give page response times for a few key pages. I want to make sure I am giving a good picture of the overall health of the ...
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Should I cache the data or hit the database?

I have not worked with any caching mechanisms and was wondering what my options are in the .net world for the following scenario. We basically have a a REST Service where the user passes an ID of a ...
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Hiding query strings logically?

I feel uncomfortable when using query string parameters as: http://xyz.com/default.aspx?carId=1129&country=uk&uniqueId=98745DVF4563VVf1259 I would rather use something that should not make ...
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1answer
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catch(Exception ex) would this example be a code smell? [duplicate]

We have production code that is not easily deployed in a test area. We also have a new library of code that we would like to "plug in" to the production code. The production code would be making a ...
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Delivering and caching files in asp.net

The question is - what is an effective way to deliver files to users? Consider an asp.net application which gives an ability to view various files. A kind of image library or web file directory. Key ...
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1answer
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What should a programmer know about IIS and various protocols (tcp, http, etc.) when developing web apps and services, etc.?

Often one of the biggest problem areas for me when developing software (win and web) is some of the more (seemingly) abstract areas like tcp/ip, deploying to IIS and the various configurations, etc. ...
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How do i put my head around ISAPI Filters

I am a newbie. I have decent command over C++ but i lack domain knowledge when it comes to servers and stuff. My current assignment is to write ISAPI filters for IIS Web Server. I have been googling ...
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How can I consolidate data from a group of remote SQL Server instances?

I work for a company whose point-of-sale service uses IIS servers tied to static IP addresses at each of our stores. My boss wants a better real-time stat tracker than what the point-of-sale service ...
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Server OS/Software Requirements For asp.NET Framework 4.0

The Background: Me and my colleague are opening a new website design & development company. We have designed and implemented a website on Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 using Web forms in .NET ...
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1answer
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Streamlining ASP.Net MVC deployment? [closed]

I own a VPS with Windows Server 2012 on it. I can install whatever I want on it. In the past when deploying an ASP.Net MVC project, I would right click the project in the solution and Publish it. I ...
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2answers
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Idea to develop a caching server between IIS and SQL Server

I work on a few high traffic websites that all share the same database and that are all heavily database driven. Our SQL server is max-ed out and, although we have already implemented many changes ...
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What is likely to be the bottleneck between the SQL Server, IIS and .net when receiving json as text from the DB?

I have spent the best part of a month working on the jQuery Calendar plugin. The setup is such that all the calendar entries are stored in a table inside SQL Server and im using a single "Select As" ...
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2answers
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add a prefix to localhost [closed]

Is there any possibility to add a prefix before localhost? My question is that I want to add a prefix before localhost for my project url (ie. "dev.localhost/project/default.htm"). This is for an ...
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1answer
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IIS for beginner [closed]

I have a problem understanding some functionalities in IIS. Per example I want to know when do I use "Add application", "add virtual directory" or "add website". Currently I have around 10 websites ...
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1answer
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ASP.net/IIS runtime envitonment [closed]

I'm not too experienced in the regard of configuring IIS/ASP.net. A client has asked me to extend the functionality of a custom web application I didn't develop. Unfortunately, they don't have the ...