Pro ASP.NET for SQL Server: High Performance Data Access for Web Developers

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (September 21, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590598601

Pro ASP.NET for SQL Server: High Performance Data Access for Web Developers explains how to use ASP.NET 2.0 and SQL Server 2005 most efficiently together. It covers all crucial performance issues and illustrates optimal techniques with enterprise-quality development.

Performance is always an issue, and optimizing database access is one of the most daunting performance challenges facing web developers. With Brennan Stehling as your guide, you’ll explore the many overlaps of web and database technologies, including configuration, programming, performance tuning, and deployment. You’ll learn how to make high-performance database access not just a goal, but a reality.

What you’ll learn

  • Discover what impedes ASP.NET 2.0 access to SQL Server 2005 and how to make web applications and databases work blindingly fast together.
  • Learn to make the subtle choices between DataSets, DataReaders, and DataObjects, to simplify code and maximize performance.
  • Optimize data-bound controls and create your own.
  • See when a custom database provider is advisable and how to build one.
  • Understand how to monitor and measure web/database performance.
  • Learn to build, deploy, and configure enterprise-level web applications against SQL Server 2005.

Who is this book for?

Anyone involved in .NET web development will find this book invaluable. Whether you’re struggling just to handle traffic or scaling up to meet demand, you’ll find all the tools, tips, and techniques you need for high-performance web access to databases. If you want to build enterprise-level web database applications 100% of the time, this book will tell–and show–you how to do it.

About the Apress Pro Series

The Apress Pro series books are practical, professional tutorials to keep you on and moving up the professional ladder.

You have gotten the job, now you need to hone your skills in these tough competitive times. The Apress Pro series expands your skills and expertise in exactly the areas you need. Master the content of a Pro book, and you will always be able to get the job done in a professional development project. Written by experts in their field, Pro series books from Apress give you the hard-won solutions to problems you will face in your professional programming career.

Related Titles

Pro ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming

Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 Databases: From Novice to Professional

Expert ASP.NET 2.0 Advanced Application Design

About the Author
Brennan Stehling is a consultant in Milwaukee who specializes in web, console, and desktop development projects. He’s worked with .NET for several years, particularly since the .NET 2.0 Beta 1 release. He blogs regularly on .NET topics at He also develops reusable tools in C# and makes them available to developers at In his spare time, Brennan plays Gaelic hurling, an Irish sport that has become popular in Milwaukee over the past 10 years.