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First Class Performance Organizations

I’ve heard people say things like they want to create a “performance first” organization but frankly I think starting from those words is already wrong. There are many success factors in software systems, performance is one of them, but you can’t win by prioritizing just performance — you need all the other factors to be there as well. One of my favorite quips is “It’s easy to make it fast if it doesn’t have to work” which is my goofy way of saying “Dude, clearly just perf isn’t enough” or “You don’t get points for speed if it sucks” or whatever. So yeah, you need all the things. And so…

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Rico Mariani

I’m an Architect at Microsoft; I specialize in software performance engineering and programming tools.