The History of .NET by Richard Campbell

Hi everyone,
I am preparing a nice post on Azure Functions for very soon but, today I would like to share some history with you.

I found today a really amazing video on YouTube about the History of .NET. The video is actually a recording of a talk at the NDC { London } 2018, just 2 months ago, by Richard Campbell (from .NET Rocks)

On the talk Richard, who is a great storyteller, explains the story of how Microsoft was cornered and had to reinvent itself many times along the last 20-25 years, and how it led to the creation of the .NET Framework and all the technologies that entangles it. He cannot avoid mentioning all the great people involved into this process, from the original designer of J++, Microsoft’s implementation of Java, to the current maintainers of the .NET Framework and C# Language, and even the current CEO.

It also, and it could not be different, explains a lot of the history of the Windows OS, Microsoft’s Web Browsers and the rise of Microsoft Azure!

If you code in any Microsoft Language and like .NET and a bit of History, I assure you it is worth every second of the (~) 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Here is the video:

So, what do you think? Great, wasn’t it?


Surviving Success: Performance Tuning Under Pressure

You are part of a team responsible for an awesome application that is facing a great and sudden success! Awesome! But success will also, usually, expose some problems with your application that you are not prepared for… And now you are expected to fix a plane that is already on flight! How the hell are you supposed to do that?

I actually stole the title from this post from the name of the interesting video that I would like to share with you that is all about how to deal with this kinds of “success-related problems”.

Slow Down to Move Fast

Source: MS Build 2017