Lately, it feels like there’s an arms race in the “cheap static hosting” space. In today’s blog, I share my current favourite approach, using Azure Blob Storage and Cloudflare. I explain the problems I’ve encountered with other Blob Storage approaches, as well as how they can be overcome using Cloudflare. Oh, and it costs less and £0.01 per month. Intrigued? Read on…Continue reading
How many ways are there to tune Cosmos DB? In our (eventually pretty desperate) attempts to coax it into scaling nicely, we tried 9 approaches. As they became more arcane, we saw diminishing returns. Some were flat-out counter-productive! The eventual solution in our case was a single-line fix (how embarrassing!), but the journey was really interesting. It’s this journey that I want to share today.Continue reading
Everyone loves a good technology horror story, right? The gorier the better in my experience. Well, over the last weekend we had an, um, “incident“. To my mind, it’s got all the ingredients of an excellent example of the genre: a small mistake, complicated conditions, and a big financial hit (mercifully averted). Sound like your kind of thing? Read on. I hope I do it justice…
I’ve recently blogged about how excited I am by the promise of Blazor. Well, I’ve built my first Blazor app and, having tried it, I’m no less excited. There are still plenty of rough edges (which I talk about below), but it fundamentally works. In this post, I’ll try to outline the pitfalls as best as I can, in the hope that others find it useful. Please don’t construe anything I write as a criticism of the Blazor team – what they’ve done is already game-changing.