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The Data Access Handbook: Achieving Optimal Database Application Performance and Scalability by Robert A. Steward, John Goodson

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CHAPTER SEVEN: .NET Applications: Writing Good Code

Developing performance-optimized ADO.NET applications is not easy. Data providers don’t throw exceptions to tell you when your code is running slow. Because programming concepts vary between different data providers, coding a .NET application can be more complex than coding an ODBC or JDBC application. In addition, designing a .NET application requires more knowledge about the database your application accesses.

This chapter describes some general guidelines for coding practices that improve ADO.NET application performance. These guidelines have been compiled by examining the ADO.NET implementations of numerous shipping ADO.NET applications. In general, the guidelines described in this chapter ...

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