Seattle Dot Net User Group - Sept 9th 2009 Meeting - .NET Troubleshooting in a Production Environment

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Topic: .NET Troubleshooting in a Production Environment

When your .NET application experiences a problem on a production or QA server, your very first task is to avoid or at least minimize end user inconvenience and negative business impact.

.NET troubleshooting in production is often an art.

How do you pre-configure your production environment in order to make the troubleshooting process easy and effective? What's the most straightforward way to understand the root cause of the problem? How do you avoid the cost and time consuming process of reproducing the problem in your development environment?

There are a variety of troubleshooting tools and approaches: debuggers (traditional, remote, core, on-the-fly), custom instrumentation, profilers, monitoring. Which one do you use for your exact situation? When is the core debugger applicable and how do you read memory dumps? What is an on-the-fly debugger? How do you design helpful and valuable custom instrumentation?

We will cover these questions in this presentation.

Speaker: Alex Zakonov

Alex Zakonov is Chief Architect of AVIcode, the leading provider of .NET application and troubleshooting solutions.  With expertise in software management and over ten years of experience as a software engineer and architect, Zakonov leads AVIcode’s product strategy, development efforts and customer support operations. His in-depth knowledge of the development, operations and support phases of the application cycle allows him to contribute a unique perspective on these functional silos and the intersections between them. Under his leadership, AVIcode has demonstrated 50-75% year-to-year company growth and has established a recognized leadership position in the application performance management market. 

Zakonov’s experience includes developing and implementing manageable systems that span multiple vertical industries, including monitoring software for energy management, data processing software for the telecommunication industry, and business automation software for the legal industry. This combination of experience resulted in him co-founding AVIcode and developing the company’s core technology, Intercept Studio, which is based on his patent-pending inventions in software monitoring. Zakonov is also actively involved with several Microsoft products groups, including working with the Windows Management team on the operations aspects of software manageability and with the Visual Studio Team System Team on the development aspects.

Zakonov is fluent in Russian, and holds an MS in Math and Computer Science from St. Petersburg State University.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
5:45 – 6:15 PM – Mixer, group kickoff and speaker introduction
6:15 – 7:45 PM – Presentation
7:45 – 8:00 PM – Spillover time and raffle


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