Load balancers can much more

Load balancing is a popular technique when you need to be able to serve thousands and more concurrent requests in a reliable manner. Load balancers distribute incoming network traffic across a group of backend servers (a.k.a. server pool or server farm) to increase throughput. Although many people associate load balancing primarily with the higher throughput, this technique can be used in other important scenarios as well.

Load balancing

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NUnit Runner for Visual Studio 2008 and 2010

Many developers are using TestDriven.net as a test runner. I have also tried it – it’s great! However, it is free only for personal usage. For professional usage, you need to buy a licence. There are many alternatives to running tests. My favorite test framework is NUnit. For running NUnit tests, one may use its GUI tool.

Recently I came accross a new GUI tool for running NUnit tests. It’s (suprisingly :)) called Visual NUnit. It is integrated in Visual Studio and provides many features like:

  • Easy and fast NUnit test execution
  • Easy test debugging
  • NET 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 support
  • Test execution progress, time and summary
  • Stack trace view
  • Test filtering based on project, namespace and fixture