Doesn’t the CAP theorem state that we have to choose consistency over availability, or availability over consistency? Over the years, Google has been arguing that you can have both strong consistency and high availability, and that you don’t have to settle for eventual consistency.

Cassandra provides support for basic datatypes which are available in almost all database systems. Apart from this, it also provides for complex collection types which can store combinations of simple data in the form of list, set, and map. Apart from this, CQL also has support for user-defined types, allowing developers to have their own datatypes which are easy to read and understand.

Complex queries can be solved with a combination of simpler LINQ queries, anonymous objects and the Group/By/Into clauses. Using Group/By/Into will also give you the best possible performance for those complex queries.

Google Analytics is a powerful yet quite complicated tool. And unfortunately, the truth is most people who use it don’t reap its full benefits.

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works and sketching in code enables us to focus on that.

When people talk about progressive enhancement it is often reduced to JavaScript. It involves much more – accessibility, performance, robustness… and also CSS. Badly written CSS can make a site as usable as a JavaScript error or using non-semantic HTML. Let’s see why CSS can fail, why fallbacks are important and how to progressively enhance CSS.

You don't have to keep all your configuration settings in your config file. There are even some benefits to exporting sections to separate files.

Here's a few of the things that I'm continuously amazed are included for free with App Service.