Founder's blog

Jun 29 2021
Speeding up a huge multi-tenant SaaS database

Speeding up a huge multi-tenant SaaS database

Here's a little story of how we sped up our SaaS backend with a one-liner magic silver bullet

Apr 22 2021
Reasons NOT to upgrade ASP.NET to ASP.NET Core (but you will have to anyway)

Reasons NOT to upgrade ASP.NET to ASP.NET Core (but you will have to anyway)

I know, I know, .NET Core is the future of .NET, and "cross-platform blah-blah", and "high-performance and scalable blah-blah", and also "microservices!!! containers!!!" etc. Even more - I understand that's it's inevitable. But still. Consider this an angry post on what's wrong with upgrading from ASP.NET Framework to ASP.NET Core:

Apr 15 2021
System.Drawing vs SkiaSharp benchmark

System.Drawing vs SkiaSharp benchmark

This is a ridiculously short post for .NET devs looking to compare System.Drawing with SkiaSharp (the fastest open-source alternative).

Apr 12 2021
What selling to Enterprises REALLY looks like

What selling to Enterprises REALLY looks like

BIGTECH: Hello, we would like to buy an on-premise version of your software.

ME: Oh! Cool, here is the payment link

Mar 22 2021
Generating product ideas - mixing vertical and horizontal

Generating product ideas - mixing vertical and horizontal

Generating product ideas via meshing or "multiplying" two existing products into one - is a popular creativity exercise. They even teach this at Stanford, at the product innovation course. But as with all techniques - it's tricky.

Mar 3 2021
Debugging websites on Smart TVs

Debugging websites on Smart TVs

So when MS announced IE11 is about to die - I thought my suffering was over. Boy was I wrong.

Jan 31 2021
We're off Google Analytics - here are the alternatives we tried

We're off Google Analytics - here are the alternatives we tried

I've been looking for a Google Analytics replacement since forever. For three reasons mostly:

Dec 26 2020
Facebook Banned our SaaS Website

Facebook Banned our SaaS Website

As if 2020 had not been exciting enough, Facebook decided to ban our website 8 months ago. No links to it could be shared anymore, the old posts and comments linking to our domain were nowhere to be found. Triggered by some kind of machine learning moderation algorithm, our harmless little SaaS, which spits out one boring article a month (and gets three "likes"), was suddenly labeled as "violating community standards"

Nov 22 2020
Building and minifying JS, CSS, LESS, SASS in Visual Studio with no extensions

Building and minifying JS, CSS, LESS, SASS in Visual Studio with no extensions

Developing an ASP.NET app (Core or Framework/MVC) still requires working with external web tools sometimes - for example, when you want to use advanced web-dev stuff like SASS/LESS, PostCSS, or modern frameworks like Tailwind CSS, or just simply being able to minify, bundle and "babelize" your JavaScript

Oct 28 2020
Investigating CPU spikes for ASP.NET on Windows

Investigating CPU spikes for ASP.NET on Windows

Ever found yourself looking at the w3wp.exe process eating 80% CPU and wondering "what the heck is ASP.NET (Core) doing"?

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