Single digit response times

Single digit response times are fully possible. And I think we should try to get there, it may not always be possible but that's no reason not to explore our options. A fast site will feel more responsive, and using less resources means that you can handle massive load on…

Patterns and Practices for Cloud development

Earlier this month, the developer team at Microsoft Norway managed to hijack Masashi Narumoto and Christopher Bennage from the Patterns and Practices team while they were in the UK. The short stop in Oslo was highly appreciated with a packed theater. Now, we might all have our opinion on the…

Black Friday failure

Black Friday gained traction here in Norway the last years, and this year was bigger than ever. As Cyber Monday is still very small, most online stores run their offerings on Friday as well. This lead to what can best be called a nationwide outage. Most major online stores went…