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.

Is your TableServiceContext missing IgnoreResourceNotFoundException when building with .NET Framework 3.5 System.Data.Services.Client.dll?

If you are developing code with Azure tables, and building against .NET 3.5 DLLs, you may encounter a compilation error like this: “The name ‘IgnoreResourceNotFoundException’ does not exist in the current context” At LeanSentry, we do a lot of custom Azure development to power our scalable data backend.  Now, most of our codebase is using … [Read more…]