Chapter 11. Common Performance Issues

In the previous chapter, I discussed methodologies for finding functional issues with your applications. In this chapter, we’ll look at the some of the most common and significant causes of performance problems. Resolving performance issues in any application is not an easy task. You can think of this chapter as a "cheat sheet" for the most common issues.

I’ll cover a wide variety of topics, but this chapter will by no means be comprehensive. There are, after all, a virtually infinite number of ways to shoot yourself in the foot. My focus will be on the most common issues that developers need to worry about. But I’ll also discuss some issues that are good to be aware of just for the sake of good programming ...

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