Minimising Azure Bills with App Service and Traffic Manager Mar 06, 2016 Our team works on high scale website available at globalchallenge.virginpulse.com. Historically we have used Cloud Services and over the last year we have migrated to Azure App Service specifically Web Apps. We choose to migrate to Web Apps for a variety of reasons such making deployments and operational overheads more efficient. A quick note on Azure terminology: A Web App is a type of app intended for hosting websites and web applications. ...
A different take on database standards documentation Feb 11, 2016 In my opinion the two biggest drawbacks of technical documentation for developers are: It is rare to find technical documentation that not up to date. Teams rarely treat documentation as a living document, and without a concerted effort by the team to keep it up to date goes out of date. The documentation is not in front of developers when they need it most. For instance a new starter might read the database standards documentation in their first week, and not when they create something in the database. ...
Lava Layers Anti-pattern Oct 17, 2015 Whenever introducing a new technology to an older codebase it’s important to have a plan on how and when to replace the existing technology. Case in point, consider an existing codebase with over one hundred ASP .Net WebForms that are used every day. My team was forced to get creative when trying to introduce the shiny-ness that is ASP .Net MVC. This great piece by Matt Hawley was the creativity we needed. ...