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Web.Config is Cached
There was a question from a student over on the Asp.Net forums about improving site performance. The concern was that every time an app setting was read from the Web.Config file, the disk would be accessed. With many app settings and many users, it was...
Finding Controls in a Master Page with jQuery
This question popped up on the Asp.Net forums where I moderate: "How do I find an HTML element on a Master Page, from a child page, using jQuery?" I licked my chops. I like questions like this because when I don't know the answer, it gives me an excuse...
Goodbye Ajax Toolkit, Hello jQuery UI
Like most developers, I love finding tools that do my work for me and make me look good. And, like most developers, I am extremely wary of adding too much outside crap to a project which can make maintaining it a nightmare. You may end up not only maintaining...
Rock the Cache Bar, Rock the Cache Bar
It's possible you may develop dozens of web sites without ever doing any data caching. However, if you are trying to increase performance, data caching can be a key tool. The Asp.Net Cache object is remarkably easy to use, but it has many settings which...
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