When you scale your applications, distributed cache is a must-have tool. Microsoft Azure Managed Caching and Redis Cache are the newest dedicated distributed cache solutions for Azure, but they are not the only option. In this session we will explore the caching options available to us in Microsoft Azure, including some non-MS solutions, such as Memcached and Couchbase. We will compare features, availability, deployment strategies, and of course, performance.
Amir spends some time showing how to do web UI testing using F# and Canopy. The interesting bit was the tight scripting-to-test loop he demonstrated. In essence he showed getting the tests scripted in a super intuitive way and later moved the whole thing into an executable console application. Here are some notes: