Sep 22 2022
Here I am, writing about performance optimization again. I'm a performance junkie. Constantly monitoring and investigating bottlenecks for our SaaS helpdesk webapp is my favorite thing ever. And I'm proud to say that with thousands of clients, even some really big ones, our app's backend process rarely goes higher than 5-6% CPU. Even during the peak load times which happen around 2-3pm UTC - the time when "Americas are waking up while Europe is still very active".
Jul 14 2022
- Use a secure VPN to prevent DPI
- On your laptop, change packet TTL to 65 (iOS default 64 plus one).
Mar 23 2022
Whenever I have some free time on my hands I love making our helpdesk app faster. The newest C# and .NET Core releases come with so many performance oriented features that I've been waiting to play with, specifically the new datatype called
Jan 15 2022
In January 2020, right before COVID hit, a question has popped up at the HackerNews front page:
"Which technology is worth learning in 2020?"
Dec 31 2021
For those of you who don't follow our company blog, we've just published another "tech porn" story on migrating a huge database from Linux to Windows with no downtime. Check it out.
Jun 29 2021
Here's a little story of how we sped up our SaaS backend with a one-liner magic silver bullet
Apr 22 2021
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
This is a ridiculously short post for .NET devs looking to compare
SkiaSharp (the fastest open-source alternative).
Apr 12 2021
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 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.