Safari 4 = WOW

I am and have been a Mac head for almost two years. I’m really really happy with their products. Today, they just launched the first beta version of Safari 4. In addition to lot of neat new eye candy, the javascript engine has also been reworked.

All I can say is WOW.
I’m a DotNet programmer by trade. ASPX pages are heavy users of javascript so when I heard that the JS engine was faster, I was really excited to try it out. Sure enough, it’s true. My ASPX pages are significantly faster! If you’re in the mood for an adventure, give Safari 4 a try.

Log4Net and Performance

Wow… I just removed log4net from my project.  What a performance hog log4net is!

Let’s be clear… I had simply disabled log4net by turning the responders “OFF”.  I never modified the code to check to see if debugging was enabled or anything like that.  Just turning it “OFF” didn’t really help anything.  I kept finding errors in the log that it was unable to get access to the log file like it wanted.
By commenting everything out, my performance jumped!  I suppose at some point I’ll go back and add the logic to only log things if it’s turned on.  Right now, I don’t need the logging so I’ll leave it disabled.