Ben Watson joined Microsoft in 2008. As a core developer of their online platform, he has helped build one of the world’s leading .NET-based, high-performance server platforms, handling high-volume, low-latency requests that power applications like Bing, Cortana, Office, Windows, and more. He is passionate about performance and spends much of his time educating teams on best-practices in high-performance .NET. In his spare time, he enjoys geocaching, LEGO, reading, classical music, and spending time with his wife and children outdoors in the beautiful Pacific northwest. He is the author of the book Writing High-Performance .NET Code.
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An author and Microsoft MVP, John has been a professional developer since 1999. He has focused primarily on web technologies and has experience with everything from PHP to C# to ReactJS to SignalR. Clean code and professionalism are particularly important to him, as well as mentoring and teaching others what he has learned along the way.