How to cache site content for faster performance.

  1. ASP.NET Performance Overview

    This article provides guidelines for improving performance of a site and links to best-practices documentation.

  2. Caching Overview

    This article describes how to increase performance by caching application data and page output.

  3. Caching Pages

    This article describes how to cache some or all of the response generated by an ASP.NET page (output caching).

  4. Caching Portions of a Page

    This article shows you how to cache only certain parts of a page.

  5. ASP.NET Web Forms Connection Resiliency and Command Interception

    By Erik Reitan|

    This tutorial describes how to modify a sample application to support connection resiliency and command interception.

  6. Fast ASP.NET Websites

    This book offers step-by-step .NET-specific examples showing you how to apply classic page optimization tips, ASP.NET-specific techniques, and ways to leverage new HTML5 features.

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ASP.NET Web Forms Books

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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