software, windows

Enabling and configuring HTTP compression in IIS6

As I mentioned in my last post, I had to figure out various ways to make my latest project’s ASP.NET application run faster.  One of the ways that I was able to get some “free” (i.e. no code changes) performance was to enable HTTP compression on our web server. While not a new concept, for some reason I really hadn’t…

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.net, mac, programming, weight loss, windows

Ways to optimize your ASP.NET applications

I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently optimizing our ASP.NET application to help improve performance.  After spending time analyzing the code and the database for inefficiencies, it was clear that something needed to be done to minimize the data (reduce the request size) that was being delivered to each user for each page request. After lots of reading and…

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programming, sql server

SQL Server (2008) Performance Tuning Resources

Here is a (running) list of some SQL Server Performance Tuning resources that I’ve compiled over the past week or so.  These have been helpful in educating me on the black art of database performance tuning.  I realize the title states SQL Server 2008, but really most of these probably apply for SQL Server 2005 and 2008.  I, particularly am…

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