Author: Richard Kiessig
ASP.NET developers are constantly on a lookout for books that help them to improve the performance of their applications. Many authors cover only the basic fundamentals of ASP.NET, but in his latest book, Ultra-Fast ASP.NET, Richard Kiessig has made a great attempt to examine several advanced technical issues that will help developers create powerful and stable ASP.NET applications.
The last chapter provides detailed coverage related to certain advanced topics, such as capacity planning, disk subsystems, network design, firewalls, routers, load balancing, and server monitoring. The book also includes a glossary that helps you to familiarize yourself with the various terminologies associated with business intelligence. I would like to see an inclusion of chapters related to Microsoft BizTalk Server, SharePoint, and MySQL in the next edition of the book.
I don't recommend this book for beginners, as it contains several advanced topics that require prior knowledge of ASP.NET. However, it will be a great resource for those developers who are well-versed in ASP.NET and are looking to improve the performance of their applications by employing various hacks and techniques. This book is a source of concepts that I haven't found elsewhere and thus a virtual treasure trove for ASP.NET developers.
Anand Narayanaswamy ([email protected]) is a Microsoft MVP who works as an independent consultant based in Trivandrum, India. He is the author of Community Server Quickly (Packt Publishing) and runs www.learnxpress.com and www.dotnetalbum.com.