/Mikey Cooper

About Mikey Cooper

Mikey is a Software Architect at Nebbia Technology with over 18 years of experience with Microsoft development and server technologies. He has worked with the .NET Framework stack and TFS/VSTS DevOps and Agile practices for the past 12 years and has a particular soft spot for obscure database technologies.

Integrate Cloud Load Testing into Your Release Pipeline with VSTS

By | 2017-05-04T05:17:28+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|

How fast does your website respond under typical user load? What would performance look like with a sudden 75% increase in traffic? Or 300%? Is the code you’re about to deploy going to improve or degrade performance of the website? What kind of difference will scaling out or up make to your website’s performance? If ...

Azure Traffic Manager Keeps Your Website Up When Your Datacenter Goes Down

By | 2017-04-13T09:46:06+00:00 April 9th, 2017|

Stories of widescale website outages caused by cloud datacenter failures have been in the news this past month. These outages have led many to lament cloud computing and ponder bringing services back in-house, as if running the websites on their own servers would somehow protect against having just one point of failure. These concerns are not related to ...

What Should You Log to Application Insights? Everything!

By | 2017-02-20T12:25:20+00:00 February 20th, 2017|

One question that comes up time and again from our customers: What should I log to Application Insights? Application Insights gives you an extraordinary amount of information out-of-the-box with just a few lines of code added to your server and/or client codebase. Exception and dependency tracking, average page view time, long-running queries, performance metrics, request statistics, availability measures... the standard ...

Why You Should Automate Your Release Pipeline

By | 2017-04-13T09:48:39+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|

Release Day used to mean weekends spent deploying the latest code, database changes, and website content. Release teams would huddle together in war rooms troubleshooting issues, deploying hotfixes, coordinating deployments, testing, fixing, and redeploying again and again. As the trend in development shifts toward more agile delivery and customers clamor for continuous deployment, this model ...