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ASP Speed Tricks

This collection of articles describes practical methods of optimizing the performance of classic ASP pages which retrieve and display tabular data from a database. Comparative test results are presented. Many of the techniques apply to ASP.Net and other scripting languages.

The intended audience is intermediate to advanced ASP programmers. Beginners may read this article and use the references to look up unfamiliar code. These techniques were developed for ASP 3.0, but many concepts apply to ASP.Net as well. This is not intended to be a complete compendium of optimizations, but points out a few that result in great performance improvements for display of read-only data.

ADO is used to query the data, and the underlying database may be MySQL, SQL Server, Access, Oracle, or any other major RDBMS. Unlike many other articles, complete examples are presented, which may be copied into a file and run directly. Techniques for optimizing the output of tabular data are presented first, followed by techniques for optimizing more complex tabular data typical of reports. The appendix contains instructions for configuring the tests, links to references, and books suggestions.

Follow the site map below to read further.

ASP Speed Tricks Site Map

  1. ASP Speed Tricks You Are Here
  2. Optimized Table Printing in ASP
  3. Optimized Heirarchical Table Printing in ASP
  4. Print Javascript Array from ASP
  5. Print Select Options from ASP
  6. Javascript Autocomplete Combobox - find as you type
  7. ASP Speed Tricks Appendix
  8. ASP Speed Tricks PDF Format

Created 2005-05-06, Last Modified 2011-07-24, © Shailesh N. Humbad
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