C H A P T E R  5

ASP.NET Threads and Sessions

For many ASP.NET-based web sites, an effective way to improve site performance and scalability is by thoroughly addressing issues related to threads and sessions.

In this chapter, I’ll cover the following:

  • The very negative impact of using synchronous pages when you make out-of-process or off-server calls
  • Improving the scalability of your site by using asynchronous pages and background worker threads
  • A brief overview of locking as it applies to asynchronous programming
  • The scalability impact of the default session state provider, why it’s best to avoid session state if you can, and what the alternatives are
  • An approach to building a customized and highly scalable session state provider

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