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ASP.NET Performance Management Currently, websites and web applications are gaining more feature-rich factors, related to design and functionality, co...

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ASP.NET Performance Management

Currently, websites and web applications are gaining more feature-rich factors, related to design and functionality, contributing to the growth of their complexity. With such complexities naturally the issue of slow performance is likely to occur.

Developers have to constantly deal with the challenge of delivering rich features in line with consistency and improvement in performance. A beautifully designed website or application will not impress visitors if the pages take forever to load. Slow performance will make people navigate away and they might never return. At worst, this may directly decrease revenue.

The issue must then be solved, but how do you determine the performance issue? There are plenty of performance optimization resources out there that can be implemented, however they might no be effective in the long run. So the real solution is to implement a performance monitor for consistent results. If performance issues are found on a continuos basis, then they can be solved as such. By identifying the specific issue, then developers can come up with a specific answer. The reality of ASP.NET monitoring and optimization is that slowness isn’t the only thing that could go wrong. It could also be a timeout where a server connection is dropped causing the page to also drop.

User Expectations

Today’s sophisticated web users look for speed and functionality. Most may even be unsympathetic towards a site or application that lacks these qualities. Therefore, developers need to focus on advanced tools and techniques to build high-performance sites or applications. With little bit of tweaking ASP.NET technology allows developers to create a great customer-experience. There are many things that could affect an ASP.NET website or web application. This leaves developers with an incredible challenge to meet user expectations. 

ASP.NET Performance Monitoring

Some possible factors that could slow down an ASP.NET website or web application are:

  • Slow JavaScript
  • Rendering blocking on asset loading
  • Proxy getting in the way on the user side
  • DNS issues
  • ISP issues/ Network
  • Switches and routers
  • Load balancer
  • Application code (including third party libraries)
  • HTTP Server issues
  • Third party services such as payment processors, maps provider, etc.
  • Subsystems such as SQL Server, Redis, Elasticsearch, Rabbit MQ, etc.

There can be many other problems that can lead to poor performance. Of course, analyzing so many issues is a difficult task. But segregated data can help developers find a solution most likely using performance profilers or SQL query execution plans.

ASP.NET Performance Optimization

Identifying and monitoring a precise issues is good technique for a single page. However, when dealing with issues in multiple pages, then there needs to be a different approach. Consequently, other metrics can assess the healthiness of every component in the system, both at software and hardware level. This means that ASP.NET Optimization is necessary.

For example, a load test can reveal a lot of information about site or web app performance. The two important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are the transaction response time (under peak time) and the maximum transaction throughput per second. These two factors play a crucial role in performance testing because the response time and the transaction throughput determine how the application is performing especially during peak load time. If your application or website don’t pass the test, then there is a problem. In order to solve it you’d have to dust off the old code copy profiler and optimize the code.  

It should also be said that timing the entire transaction of the application may not produce accurate results. On the other hand it might actually hide the behind the scenes details of what went wrong . A typical application will show a distinct set of phases and each phase has their own chunk of elapsed time. These chunks include the Client Processing Time, CPU Time, Thread Contention, Graphics, GPU Connection Thread Contention / Wait Time, Client to Server Time,  Time to wire (time taken to get data packets onto cards), Wire Time (related to latency and error handling), Server Processing Time (such as Request Wait Time), Queuing among others.

Performance and Load Metrics

With that being said, the true purpose of running performance, load and stress testing is to closely analyze problems with a focus on all inter-connected metrics about the system. Testing helps reveal which parts are performing well and those that are not. Although this may sound repetitive and simple enough, in reality obtaining this sort of data may be quite complicated.

True metrics furnish more useful information that can help assess whether an application or site is up to par with business goals. It can also help determine where optimization is needed.

The Main Metrics:

  1. Network – related to network bandwidth usage
  2. System – related to memory, processor, network I/Ok, Disk I/O
  3. Platform – related to .NET common language runtime (CLR)

Quantify and monitor performance and functionality issues

In conclusion, in order for developers to monitor and optimize an ASP.NET website or application they need to focus on some primary objectives. Hence, they should focus on:

  • Designing scalable sites / web applications
  • Improving response time of the web pages  
  • Effectively making use of the server controls
  • Making use of the effective caching strategies  
  • Reducing view-state effects  
  • Curtailing errors without creating impact on security.
  • Reducing COM interlope issues (much more related to scalability)
  • Optimizing, improving threading, resource management
  • Avoiding data binding, fixation errors  
  • Optimizing security settings to lower down server issues  
  • Deploying more effectively  

Recommendations

If you are currently dealing with an ASP.NET website or app performance issue, then Iblesoft can help. Our developers can offer their expertise to help with performance management. You don’t have to put up with slow performance, locked pages or flawed functions. All these issues have a solution simply by implementing the right management approach. Our ASP.NET team can set things right for your website or application with respect to Architecture, Design and Development, Deployment and Management.  Furthermore, as a software development company we also offer application and web development services. Due to our dedicated developers and years of expertise we can safely say that we can develop the website or web application that you need and want. 

So if our Development services interest you then don’t hesitate to CONTACT US today or feel free to check out the IBLESOFT website for more information.

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