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ASP.NET 3.5 Unleashed by Stephen Walther

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Chapter 25. Caching Application Pages and Data

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If someone put a gun to my head and told me that I had 5 minutes to improve the performance of a website, then I would immediately think of caching. By taking advantage of caching, you can dramatically improve the performance of your web applications.

The slowest operation that you can perform in an ASP.NET page is database access. Opening a database connection and retrieving data is a slow operation. The best way to improve the performance of your data access code is not to access the database at all.

By taking advantage ...

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