Chapter 14. Application Data Caching

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Improve the performance of your application by using the application cache

  • Avoid unnecessary round-trips to the database

  • Manage items in the cache

This chapter covers ASP.NET’s built-in data caching features. Caching is a long-standing means of improving the performance of any software system. The idea is to place frequently used data in quickly accessed media. Even though access times for mass storage continue to improve, accessing data from a standard hard disk is much slower than accessing it in memory. By taking often-used data and making it available quickly, you can ...

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