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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


We hope that you enjoyed this book and learned how to make your web applications high-performing and easy to maintain, particularly when you use C#, ASP.NET Core and .NET Core. We tried to keep as much advice as possible applicable to general web app development, while gently introducing you to the latest open source frameworks from Microsoft and others.

Clearly a topic such as this changes quite rapidly, so keep your eyes open online for updates. There is an announcements repository on GitHub that is worth watching at . Hopefully, a lot of the lessons in this book are generally good ideas and they will still be sensible for a long time to come.

Always keep in mind that optimizing for its own sake is pointless, unless it's just an academic exercise. You need to measure and weigh the benefits against the downsides; otherwise, you may end up making things worse. It is easy to make things more complex, harder to understand, difficult to maintain, or all...