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Writing High-Performance .NET Code, 2nd Edition by Ben Watson, Leticia Watson

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Performance Measurement and Tools

Before we dive into the specifics of the CLR and .NET, we need to understand performance measurement in general, as well as the many tools available to us. You are only as powerful as the tools in your arsenal, and this chapter attempts to give you a solid grounding and set the stage for many of the tools that will be discussed throughout the book.

Choosing What to Measure

Before deciding what to measure, you need to determine a set of performance requirements. The requirements should be general enough to not prescribe a specific implementation, but specific enough to be measurable. They need to be grounded in reality, even if you do not know how to achieve them yet. These requirements will, in turn, drive ...

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