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Learning .NET High-performance Programming by Antonio Esposito

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Chapter 1. Performance Thoughts

In software engineering, the most misused word is performance. Although anyone may like a performing application or website, the word itself hides a lot of meanings, each with specific pros and cons.

A professional programmer must have a deep understanding of the various facets of the term performance, as the term assumes different meanings in different scenarios.

A well-performing application should comply with different kinds of performance requirements, which usually change according to the application's architecture and design. It should also focus on the market expectations and (sometimes) what the current development trend is.

As C# programmers, we must add to the generic knowledge about performance-oriented ...

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