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Developer's Guide to Microsoft® Enterprise Library, Visual Basic® Edition by Fernando Simonazzi, Bob Brumfield, Grigori Melnik, Nicolas Botto, Chris Tavares, Erik Renaud, Alex Homer

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Chapter 5. A Cache Advance for your Applications

Introduction

How do you make your applications perform faster? You could simply throw hardware at the problem, but with the increasing move towards green data centers, soaking up more electricity and generating more heat that you have to get rid of is not exactly a great way to showcase your environmental awareness. Of course, you should always endeavor to write efficient code and take full advantage of the capabilities of the platform and operating system, but what does that entail?

One of the ways that you may be able to make your application more efficient is to ensure you employ an appropriate level of caching for data that you reuse, and which is expensive to create. However, caching every scrap ...

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