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April 2014 Entries
Message Queue Fundamentals in .NET
My latest Pluralsight course has just been released! It's called: Message Queue Fundamentals in .NET and it's a comprehensive look at messaging patterns and message queue technologies you can use in .NET: MSMQ, ZeroMQ, Microsoft Azure Service Bus, AWS Simple Queue Service and Simple Notification Service, and IBM WebSphere MQ. Message queues are nowhere near as commonly used as RPC-style service calls, but they should be. They're easy to use and bring a whole lot of reliability, performance and scale ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:10 AM

How much Azure kit do you need to serve 2,000 requests per second?
I met with a prospective client looking to move an existing API to Azure, and they had an interesting problem. Part of their API is supporting over-the-air (OTA) auto-update, so an app calls home, finds out if it has the latest version and if not downloads it from a blob. At peak times, they need to handle 2,000 requests per second for a sustained period of 2-3 hours. That doesn't sound like a lot of scale really, but they need *all* requests to complete successfully, they can't permit any dropped ......

Posted On Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:06 PM

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