Hanselman on load testing websites…

Interesting that this week we had a pretty big story in Australia relating to the failure of the government’s Census site, on the day of (once every 5 years) the census.

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and then Hanselman posts this:


Time to start learning about load testing and capacity planning

Visual Studio Dev Essentials -Free Hosting, SQL Server Dev Edition…

So this looks like a great new free Microsoft Offering:


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  • Azure credit ($25/month for 12 months)*
  • Visual Studio Team Services account with five users*
  • App Service free tier
  • HockeyApp free tier
  • Application Insights free tier

Source: Microsoft

lots of free  Training:

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  • Selected Xamarin University courses on-demand*
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Source: Microsoft

and lots more…