Query profiler for MySQL

In the current age when developers are writing LINQ queries rather than Sql queries, a query profiler must plays vital role. When we write Sql queries we can easily tune the performance. But In case of writing LINQ queries its very important to make sure that it results a good sql query. It is easy to see the generated query in SQL server by using ‘microsoft sql server management studio’—> Tools—>’Sql server profiler’. But for MySql it seem hard to me to find a query profiler.

I looked around internet and found ‘Neor Profile SQL’  as a useful Query profiler for MySQL. Download it from

http://www.profilesql.com/download/ . Its very easy to install. Follow the Quick start from the link http://www.profilesql.com/use/. Enjoy life is very easy now to feel comfortable to write LINQ queries.


How to create and configure application pool by script


Application pool can be created and configured by command line scripts. Here is a sample showing how to create an Application pool and configure its  idle time out period :


See the effect of the above commands in IIS.



Getting started with Log4net

This document provides how to use log4net. Its just an intro to getting started with log4net in a project for logging purpose. Follow the steps below :

1. Download log4net from the link http://logging.apache.org/log4net/download.html

2. Add reference of log4net.dll to the project  where to log, .

3.  In Web.config or App.config add following chunk of configuration :

<section name="log4net" type="log4net.Config.Log4NetConfigurationSectionHandler, log4net"/> 

<appender name="rootRollingFile" type="log4net.Appender.RollingFileAppender,log4net"> 
<threshold value="ALL"/> 
<param name="File" value="E:\temp\Log.txt"/> 
<param name="AppendToFile" value="true"/> 
<param name="RollingStyle" value="Date"/> 
<param name="DatePattern" value=".yyyy.MM.dd.'log'"/> 
<param name="StaticLogFileName" value="false"/> 
<layout type="log4net.Layout.PatternLayout,log4net"> 
<param name="ConversionPattern" value="%date [%-5thread] %-5level %logger - %message%newline %exception"/> 
<level value="ALL"/> 
<appender-ref ref="rootRollingFile"/> 

remember to add the above configuration inside <configuration></configuration> tag. And change the File param value according to your choice.

4. At the start of your application call the following method :



For web application the application starts from

protected void Application_Start(object sender, EventArgs e) {


method in Global.asax.

For windows/console application application normally starts from the main method of program.cs, so place the code like :

static void Main() 
Application.Run(new CheckNetStatus()); 

5. Its time to use log4net for logging.

6. Just use the following piece of code to log :

ILogger log = LoggerManager.GetLogger(this.GetType().Assembly, this.GetType());

log.Log(this.GetType(), Level.Info, "Error occured", null);


This is simply done!!!!!!!!!!!!