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Hanselminutes Podcast 186: .NET Debugging 101 with Tess Ferrandez

December 02, 2009 Comment on this post [3] Posted in ASP.NET | Podcast | VS2010
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Tess Ferrandez My one-hundred-and-eighty-sixth podcast is up. I was in Sweden a few weeks and sat down with master debugger and ASP.NET Escalation Engineer Tess Ferrandez. She explains .NET Debugging 101. What's a dump file? Do you need PDBs? How do you use WinDBG and what are the best ways to debug memory issues, perf problems and hangs.

Also check out video of Tess up on Channel 9 as she walks me through new debugging features in VS2010.

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As I've said before this show comes to you with the audio expertise and stewardship of Carl Franklin. The name comes from Travis Illig, but the goal of the show is simple. Avoid wasting the listener's time. (and make the commute less boring)

Enjoy. Who knows what'll happen in the next show?

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December 03, 2009 14:25
Tess has a sweet pronunciation of "object" (I hear it like obiect) :)
December 05, 2009 0:59
well, now that I've got an "Aux" input in my new Corolla with JBL system I figure I better start listening to some podcasts during the commute.
Hope she talks about how to get line numbers in C# ASP.NET errors on a production website. For some reason VB.NET returns the line number of the error, but C# doesn't unless you enable Debug in web.config which is not an option for production sites.

things for Scott Hanselman to blog about:
"Including the Line Number in Error Traces for C# Production Websites"

December 21, 2009 6:29
I just got back into listening to the 'minutes and this looks like another good one.

Also, hurrah for geek chicks! :)

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