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Which books we recommend for learning how to deploy applications to production and how to create high-performance, scalable applications.

  1. ASP.NET Site Performance Secrets

    by Matt Perdeck. Written in a simple problem-solving manner - with a practical hands-on approach and just the right amount of theory you need to make sense of it all. Learn tips and tricks for writing faster code and pinpointing those areas in the code that matter most, thus saving time and energy.

  2. .NET Performance Testing and Optimization - The Complete Guide

    by Paul Glavich, Chris Farrell. In the Complete Guide .NET Performance and Optimization, Paul Glavich and Chris Farrell offer a comprehensive and essential handbook to anybody looking to set up a .NET testing environment and get the best results out of it, or just learn effective techniques for testing and optimizing their .NET applications.

  3. Ultra-Fast ASP.NET: Build Ultra-Fast and Ultra-Scalable web sites using ASP.NET and SQL Server

    by Richard Kiessig. Ultra-fast ASP.NET provides a practical guide to building extremely fast and scalable websites using ASP.NET and SQL Server. Written by a highly-experienced consultant it provides straight-forward guidance for achieving performance increases through clearly delimited alterations to website’s design and coding. The book deals with all aspects of website performance from client computer to the website code to the supporting IIS and SQL Servers that underpin it. This gives readers all the information that they need in a single volume.

  4. Professional IIS 7 and ASP.NET Integrated Programming

    by Dr. Shahram Khosravi. In this book you’ll get in-depth coverage of all the major systems that make up the IIS7 and ASP.NET integrated infrastructure, detailed explanations on how they work, guidance on how to use them in your own applications, and techniques for extending them to meet your application requirements.

  5. Professional IIS 7

    by Kenneth Schaefer, Jeff Cochran, Scott Forsyth, Rob Baugh, Mike Everest, Dennis Glendenning. Written by an author team that includes four Microsoft MVPs, this book shows you how to take advantage of these exciting new features of IIS 7. With a clear understanding of IIS 7, you'll learn to deploy, install, monitor, manage, and secure an IIS environment with confidence and ease.

ASP.NET Web Forms Books

Microsoft's Jon Galloway recommends these books for learning ASP.NET Web Forms:

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

by Imar Spaanjaars

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

by Jason N. Gaylord, Christian Wenz, Pranav Rastogi, Todd Miranda, Scott Hanselman

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

by Matthew MacDonald