ASP.NET Site Performance Secrets

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  • Learn how to pinpoint and fix bottlenecks relating to all aspects of your site – server side, client side, code, images, and database.
  • Ensure shorter wait times for your site.
  • Eliminate the need to hire a DBA, by speeding up database access using insight into index structures and other advanced techniques.
  • Drastically speed up image loading, by exploiting browser behavior and by removing the hidden overhead in each image file.
  • Use ASP.NET's caching feature to dramatically improve performance by adding just a few lines of code.
  • Prevent a little known bottleneck overlooked by most developers – a shortage of worker threads in IIS – by using asynchronous methods.
  • Enable compression in IIS 6 and IIS 7 to cut file transfer times and bandwidth costs.
  • Reduce your Memory and CPU usage.
  • Optimize the deployment and usage of forms on your website.
  • Speed up JavaScript and CSS loading.
  • Diagnose problems as they occur, using waterfall charts.
  • Load-test your environment to measure the level of improvement in performance.
  • Find heaps of reference links and descriptions of free and low cost tools and services that make it easy to spot performance issues right away.



Do you think that only experts with a deep understanding of the inner workings of ASP.NET, SQL Server, and IIS can improve a website's performance? Think again – because this book tosses that notion out of the window. It will help you resolve every web developer's nightmare – a slow website – with angry managers looking over your shoulder, raging calls from advertisers and clients – the lot. You don't have the time or energy to gain a thorough and complete understanding of ASP.NET performance optimization – You just need your site to run faster! This book will show you how.

This hands-on book shows how to dramatically improve the performance of your ASP.NET-based website straight away, without forcing you through a lot of theoretical learning. It teaches you practical, step-by-step techniques that you can use right away to make your site faster with just the right amount of theory you need to make sense of it all.

Start reading today and you could have a faster website tomorrow.

Unlike other performance-related books, here you'll first learn how to pinpoint the bottlenecks that hold back your site's performance, so you can initially focus your time and energy on those areas of your site where you can quickly make the biggest difference. It then shows you how to fix the bottlenecks you found with lots of working code samples and practical advice, and just the right amount of theoretical detail.

The first chapter details techniques for diagnosing performance issues using Waterfall charts. Subsequent chapters then each focus on one individual aspect of your website, providing you with numerous real-life scenarios and performance-enhancing techniques for each of them. In the last chapter, you learn how to effectively load-test your environment in order to measure the change in performance of your site without having to update your production environment – whether it is a new release or simply a small change in the database.

  • Speed up your ASP.NET website by identifying performance bottlenecks that hold back your site's performance and fixing them
  • Tips and tricks for writing faster code and pinpointing those areas in the code that matter most, thus saving time and energy
  • Drastically reduce page load times
  • Configure and improve compression – the single most important way to improve your site's performance
  • Written in a simple problem-solving manner – with a practical hands-on approach and just the right amount of theory you need to make sense of it all


Page Count 456
Course Length 13 hours 40 minutes
ISBN 9781849690683
Date Of Publication 12 Oct 2010


Matt Perdeck

Matt Perdeck has over 20 years experience developing high-performance software systems, ranging from the largest ATM network in the Netherlands to embedded software in advanced Wide Area Networks. He has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Technology Twente, the Netherlands, and an M.B.A. from the University of Western Australia and Copenhagen Business School. He has worked in Australia, the Netherlands, Slovakia, and Thailand. He has extensive .NET and SQL Server development experience and has written several .NET articles. As an old-school software engineer, he is passionate about making things faster, simpler, and more efficiently.