Steve Brouillard

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Been in IT for years, but just now becoming a .NET developer. Have LOTS to learn and I'm looking forward to it.

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comment Good Laptop .NET Developer VM Setup
So, there were a number of culprits here, mostly VMWare config options. However, the single biggest one was AntiVirus. Mind you, with 15 years of Net Admin experience, I'm a big fan of having it installed, but in this case even a pretty light weight one (MS Security Essentials) with all the appropriate items excluded STILL gave me all sorts of performance issues! Thankfully I'm careful enough that I don't feel unsafe without it. I just removed it all together.
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comment Good Laptop .NET Developer VM Setup
I went with the SCSI LSI Logic SAS I/O Adapter type which was the VMWare Recommended option and a SCSI disk type (which was also the recommended type).
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comment Good Laptop .NET Developer VM Setup
Adam. Thanks. I'm pretty surprised myself. Hardware Virtualization IS enabled (though I am going to double-check after I post this). The other concern I have is the overall performance of my external eSATA drive. I'm also trying to tweak memory trimming and such to see if I'm running into issues there.
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comment Where do you declare variables? The top of a method or when you need them?
I disagree that an iterator is a poor example. There are frequent situations where more than one iterator is required in a given method, nested or otherwise. Which is a situation where badly managed variable scope can get in the way of code readability.