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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


Serialization is the process of turning objects into data suitable for transmission over a network or for storage. We also include deserialization, which is the reverse, under this umbrella. Serialization can have significant performance implications, not only on the network transmission speed but also on computation, as it can make up most of the expensive processing on a web server. You can read more about serialization on MSDN (

Serialization formats can be text-based or binary. Some popular text-based formats are Extensible Markup Language (XML) and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON). A popular binary format is Protocol Buffers, which was developed at Google. There's another binary serialization format (BinaryFormatter) built into the full .NET, but this is not in .NET Core.

XML has fallen out of fashion with developers, and JSON is now generally preferred. This is partly due to the smaller size of equivalent JSON payloads, but it...