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VMware NVMe disk performance

Sam Rueby Performance Leave a Comment

In VMware’s latest Workstation 14 release, they’ve announced support for a new disk type: virtual NVMe. In Workstation’s release notes they mention this: Virtual NVMe support Workstation 14 Pro introduces a new virtual NVMe storage controller for improved guest operating system performance on Host SSD drives and support for testing VMware vSAN.  NVMe devices require virtual hardware version 13 / ESXi …

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When should you use a struct instead of a class?

Sam Rueby C# Leave a Comment

Deciding when to use a struct in C# can be tricky. In many ways they’re the same.  If you went your entire programming career only using classes you’d probably be fine. Structs have some benefits over classes, and knowing the differences between them can give provide you a useful tool. Before I took this deep dive, two things came to my mind about …

Why is HTTPS faster than HTTP?

Sam Rueby Web Development 3 Comments

Last weekend I was at Shmoocon, getting my annual fix of hacker-socialness. Unrelated to the conference I caught a tweet from @KatieHaxx: http://t.co/gR97nWuIB1 — Katie (@KatieHaxx) January 17, 2015 And if you go to www.httpvshttps.com you may be as surprised as I was. https was 70% faster than http. If you’re not as shocked as I was you either already understand …

Will-change property

Sam Rueby CSS Leave a Comment

I just heard about CSS’s  will-change  property, which I am particularly interested in because getting websites to run well on mobile is hard. will-change is a CSS draft specification right now. Its purpose is to provide a hint to the browser that the provided properties can possibly change, allowing the browser to preemptively perform expensive operations before it happens, when the …