Ever wondered why your application unreasonably slow? You have it all – most powerful hardware, your database is tuned, SQL queries are optimized, network is barely utilized, and .Net code is super efficient. So why on earth response time is so slow?
The answer might lie in recently developing area – client script. I’ve witnessed few over-AJAX’ed applications with poor performance and far from the best user experience. Quite the contrary what AJAX and other client script flavors are for…
- Ajax View – the tool. Ajax View is available for download here. The tool’s goal:
"The goal of the Ajax View project is to improve developer’s visibility into and control over their web applications’ behaviors on end-user’s desktops."
- Profiling process. The creators of the tool, Emre Kıcıman and Ben Livshits, provided simple and very useful walk through on how to install and use the tool.
- Fiddler PowerToy – Part 2: HTTP Performance
- Steve Souders’ Rules for High Performance Websites
- High Performance DHTML
- High Performance HTML
- Customer’s story. During recent application performance review we identified in no time the following problems using Ajax View:
|Using XmlHttp object with its async property set to true while performing time consuming call to the server||Do not re-invent the wheel, use ready to-go, proven AJAX Libraries like ASP.NET AJAX|
|Manipulating large XML islands inefficiently||Do not use large XML documents – neither client side nor server side. Use lazy approach of downloading the data on demand.|
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