In September 2007, 75 students walked into a classroom at Stanford. Ten weeks later, they had collectively amassed 16 million users, $1 million dollars in advertising revenue, and a formula that would captivate a generation. The class—colloquially known as "The Facebook Class"—and its instructor, BJ Fogg, became Silicon Valley legends.

Microsoft is starting to talk about the internals for Azure SQL DB Hyperscale, their competitor to Amazon Aurora. Aurora took the open source MySQL and PostgreSQL front ends and hooked them up to much more powerful cloud-first storage engines on the back end. Here’s a quick primer on how Microsoft is doing something similar – taking the front end of SQL Server (the query optimizer and query processor), and hooking them up to a new back end.

Load test helps identify maximum requests a software system can handle. It helps determine the point of a bottleneck due to which application starts degrading performance. Load testing is effective when we simulate real user scenario.

There are no books that teach you how to solve a problem no one has seen before. This is why I don’t want my kids to learn syntax. I want them to learn to solve problems, to dive deep into an issue, to be creative. So how do we teach that?

Like most databases created in the last few decades, SQL Server allows developers to extend the database by creating functions. But prior to the upcoming 2019 release, SQL Server’s support for scalar functions was fraught with problems.

The Twilio C# helper libraries are largely static, so you don't have to use DI, but sometimes you might want to. For example, you might want to create a custom TwilioRestClient that uses the HttpClientFactory features of .NET Core 2.1. In this post, I describe how to create a custom ITwilioRestClient, register it with the ASP.NET Core DI container, and inject it into a web API controller, so you can use it to send an SMS.

In this article, we'll look at how we can use Azure Functions and SignalR Service to broadcast real-time document changes in Azure Cosmos DB to clients over WebSockets.