Performing Asynchronous Work, or Tasks, in ASP.NET Applications

In this post I hope to clear up some misconceptions about the use of threads in ASP.NET applications so that you know the best way to perform asynchronous work in your ASP.NET applications.  If you’re in a hurry and don’t want to read the rest of this, then I suggest that you use PageAsyncTask to…

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How ASP.NET MVC Routing Works and its Impact on the Performance of Static Requests

Recently a number of people have asked how MVC and ASP.NET routing impacts the performance of static requests (HTML, JPG, GIF, CSS, JS, etc).  I’ll answer that question below while explaining how routing is implemented in the ASP.NET pipeline on IIS 6 and IIS 7.  This applies to both ASP.NET 3.5 and 4.0, unless otherwise stated. …

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