How I Over-Engineered the ASP.NET Health Monitoring Feature

ASP.NET Health Monitoring was one of the major features I worked on for the ASP.NET 2.0 release. Fast forward 8 years later, after releasing ASP.NET, IIS7, and building LeanSentry. This is the story of this feature, lessons learned while building it, and a practical take on when to use/not to use Health Monitoring for monitoring your ASP.NET applications.

Reliably uploading very large files with the Reliable Transfer Client

Its been a few months since the release of LeanServer ScaleUP, a high-performance upload engine for ASP.NET and other IIS 7.0 applications on the Windows Server 2008 platform. One of the things that has been interesting is how many people have trouble with uploads – and how varied their challenges really are. While we initially … [Read more…]

Enabling Fast, Reliable, and Super-Scalable Uploads in ASP.NET, ASP, and PHP applications

Uploads have always historically been a major pain point for web applications, due to poor performance, spotty reliability, and framework-specific limitations. As more and more websites rely on social networking, user generated content, and in general storing data in the cloud, the ability to support reliable and scalable uploads is rapidly becoming more critical than … [Read more…]