About Jolt.NET Libraries

Inspired by the Boost C++ libraries, Jolt.NET aims to complement the .NET Base Class Library (BCL) with algorithms, data structures, and general productivity tools. It is the hope of the authors that the features of Jolt.NET will one day be part of, or represented in the BCL and the .NET Framework.

CodePlex Page Load Performance

Yesterday I noticed that it was taking too long to load a page on the Jolt.NET CodePlex site. I tracked this down to the BrightAds script that was running on the page and then noticed that it wasn't rendering any ads. Ironically, I didn't notice this sooner because I run an ad blocker on some computers, which effectively eliminates the call to the BrightAds server.

It turns out that BrightAds is no longer supported by Kanoodle (see email below), and thus any ad request will ultimately timeout. I don't know when the service was shutdown, but it at least explains some other performance issues reported at CodePlex.

from Adrienne Carrick <adriennec@pulse360.com>
date Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 6:13 AM
subject RE: Your BrightAds Application Has Been Reviewed

Hi Steve -

The Bright Ads service is no longer available.
You should have received an e-mail notification regarding this.

I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Thank you,

Adrienne Carrick
Associate, Client Relations

Consequently, I've since removed the BrightAds script from the Jolt.NET CodePlex site and guess what?  Pages now load at their normal speed.

Happy browsing!