Creating scalable web apps with the Service Gateway

Earlier this year we released the Service Gateway, a tool that simplifies the process of building an internet-ready web site or mobile service. If this is your first time reading about Service Gateway then check out my initial post from a few months ago. The nut of it is that with Service Gateway you can…


STEM Labs: A firsthand look at the life of a software developer

Ever since Microsoft DX started hosting hackfests last this year, we’ve seen steady growth in the level of participation. Rarely does a week go by that we don’t have at least one hackfest going on in Redmond or elsewhere. Last week there were three going on, and this week I’m headed to Berlin to join…

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Building a massively-multiplayer game on Microsoft Azure

  Every now and again, a really intriguing opportunity comes along that’s just impossible to resist. Age of Ascents is one such case. In the spring of 2013, Illyriad, a small UK games company with an existing massively-multiplayer real-time strategy game, approached Microsoft and said: “We want to build a game that could host the…

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