Application Insights for ASP.NET 5 – you’re in control

ASP.NET 5 apps can now be monitored for performance and usage with Visual Studio Application Insights. The composability of components in ASP.NET 5 makes it very easy to integrate telemetry modules into your app design in a flexible way. With the feedback you get about the performance and effectiveness of your app in the wild,… Read more

Profile and Time your ASP.NET MVC app all the way to Azure

Successful web app dev teams generally consider performance a requirement from the beginning,  not an afterthought. Performance should be considered in all phases of a project, from design and into production, including updates to the app. That’s not to say you should try to optimize code before you’ve measured it, you really don’t know what… Read more

QueueBackgroundWorkItem to reliably schedule and run background processes in ASP.NET

Stack Overflow is loaded with questions on how to reliably run a resource-intensive process on a background thread. See  so0, so1, so2, so3, so4, so5, so6, so7, so8, so9, so10 . Examples of long-running tasks include sending email, image processing, and generating a PDF file. When Phil Haack was a program manager on the ASP.NET… Read more

ASP.NET Performance: Performance Counters on Windows Client + IIS Express

Editor note: This blog is originally published by Christy Henriksson on 09-12-2012 in Web Performance Blog, which will be obsolete soon.  Future ASP.NET related performance blogs will be posted here. I learned recently that ASP.NET performance counters are not available on Windows 7 or 8 (client) when running with IIS Express (or the Dev10 default… Read more

ASP.NET Performance: Debugging W3WP Startup

Editor note: This blog is originally published by Christy Henriksson on 03-19-2012 in Web Performance Blog, which will be obsolete soon.  Future ASP.NET related performance blogs will be posted here. On a few occasions, I have needed to debug the startup of the IIS worker process (w3wp).  I finally decided to create a script so… Read more

ASP.NET Performance: Managed runtime loader

Editor note: This blog is originally published by Jose Reyes – ASP.NET on 02-29-2012 in Web Performance Blog, which will be obsolete soon.  Future ASP.NET related performance blogs will be posted here. Introduction There is a file called aspnet.config in the .Net framework installation. This file is used to specify startup flags for both ASP.NET… Read more

ASP.NET Performance: Prefetch and Multi-Core Jitting

Editor note: This blog is originally published by Jose Reyes – ASP.NET on 02-29-2012 in Web Performance Blog, which will be obsolete soon.  Future ASP.NET related performance blogs will be posted here. Introduction. A couple of new features are introduced in ASP.NET 4.5 to improve startup time of web apps. Both features use a flag… Read more

Request for Real-World Web Applications

In preparation for enhancing Visual Studio design-time experience testing, we’d like to collect a catalog of real world applications to use for performance, stress, and ad hoc testing by the Web Platform and Tools team.  We’re looking for small, medium, and large applications covering a range of architectures, languages, frameworks, and features. Your contributions will… Read more

General Performance Improvements in VS2010 since Beta2

When we released Beta2 in Oct 2009, there was a lot of customer excitement about the super cool features in VS 2010. However, one recurring complaint from customers was that the performance of VS 2010 was not on par with Orcas. Customers were experiencing general slowness in a lot of features that was hindering them… Read more