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Would it be possible to run StackOverflow without ASP.NET sessions?

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I've no idea what you're asking, but interestedy is my new favorite word. – Eric Aug 4 '09 at 11:16
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The use of session was discussed in the last podcast, in the context of adding more servers. IIRC, the summary is "session is used but not a lot and could probably be removed if desired". But in Jeff's words ;-p

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I've noticed that stackoverflow doesn't use session cookie anymore , does it mean it doesn't use session anymore ?

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we use the session cookie; we don't use the ASP forms auth cookie any more – Jeff Atwood Aug 9 '09 at 18:53
Can I know why ? :) – T. Wójcik Aug 9 '09 at 20:10
update: we now are truly sessionless -- all state is through cookies and GUIDs in the database. – Jeff Atwood Apr 27 '10 at 11:09
Wójcik one of the reason is gain performance you need to be session less. – Usman Masood Jun 23 '11 at 13:26

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