The Azure Tech Behind MomCharts

Last week, my company published the public preview of MomCharts.com, our baby tracking software in the cloud. One of the design goals for the software was make sure it was cross-platform, cross-device, and as maintenance free as possible. My company (Heavy Code) is a member of the BizSpark program by Microsoft so we’ve got access to top tier tools and, most importantly, Windows Azure, at no cost to us. Pieces of Azure In Use There are a number of Azure services MomCharts runs.…

Watch Users with New Relic and .NET

We’re all programmers, right? We want to constantly improve our software and make the right choices about what to build. Since we’re all good engineers, however, sometimes it’s time to cut features. How will that impact the users? Do we even know if the users use a specific feature? One way is to remove the feature and see who complains. But there’s a better way. Telemetry Telemetry lets us watch what the users are doing without standing over their shoulder.…