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Performance and Search



Dan Luu discusses how to estimate performance using back of the envelope calculations that can be done in minutes or hours, even for applications that take months or years to implement. He discusses a core search algorithm used in Bing, how they initially estimated the performance and decided the system was worth building, and how the actual performance compared to the estimated performance.


Dan Luu is a Senior Engineer at Microsoft.

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Software is changing the world. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Apr 01, 2017