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ASP.NET Core 1.0 High Performance

By : James Singleton, Pawan Awasthi
Book Image

ASP.NET Core 1.0 High Performance

By: James Singleton, Pawan Awasthi

Overview of this book

ASP.NET Core is the new, open source, and cross-platform, web-application framework from Microsoft. It's a stripped down version of ASP.NET that's lightweight and fast. This book will show you how to make your web apps deliver high performance when using it. We'll address many performance improvement techniques from both a general web standpoint and from a C#, ASP.NET Core, and .NET Core perspective. This includes delving into the latest frameworks and demonstrating software design patterns that improve performance. We will highlight common performance pitfalls, which can often occur unnoticed on developer workstations, along with strategies to detect and resolve these issues early. By understanding and addressing challenges upfront, you can avoid nasty surprises when it comes to deployment time. We will introduce performance improvements along with the trade-offs that they entail. We will strike a balance between premature optimization and inefficient code by taking a scientific- and evidence-based approach. We'll remain pragmatic by focusing on the big problems. By reading this book, you'll learn what problems can occur when web applications are deployed at scale and know how to avoid or mitigate these issues. You'll gain experience of how to write high-performance applications without having to learn about issues the hard way. You'll see what's new in ASP.NET Core, why it's been rebuilt from the ground up, and what this means for performance. You will understand how you can now develop on and deploy to Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux using cross-platform tools, such as Visual Studio Code.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
ASP.NET Core 1.0 High Performance
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Measuring Performance Bottlenecks

The future

A quote often attributed to the physicist Niels Bohr goes, as follows:

"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."

However, we'll have a go at this anyway, starting with the more straightforward bits. The official ASP.NET Core roadmap lists SignalR, Web Pages, and Visual Basic support shipping after the version 1.0 Release To Manufacturing/Marketing (RTM).

After this, it is fairly safe to assume that features will be added to bring the Core line closer to the existing frameworks. This includes Entity Framework, which is currently missing some of the big features of the full EF, for example, lazy loading.

There is also the move towards the .NET Platform Standard, to enhance portability across .NET Core, the .NET Framework and Mono. For example, .NET Core 1.0 and .NET Framework 4.6.3 both implement .NET Platform Standard 1.6 (netstandard1.6). However, you probably don't need to worry about this unless you are writing a library. Refer to the documents at dotnet.github...