835 Market Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, California 94103

In this meeting, Peter Kellner will present on and discuss techniques and methodologies for developing highly performant and scalable web sites.

Topics will include appropriate use of Cache and Session State, as well as how and when to use them. Viewstate management and methods to minimize its use will be discussed. Code to pop up a warning when a threshold is met in development will be shown. When and how to take advantage of Server Farms will be discussed, as well as trouble shooting techniques to find problems. The evils of Server Affinity, as well as a common pattern for caching database queries will be shown to be wrong. Time permitting, we will talk about using Microsoft's Ajax.asp.net with UpdatePanel and webservices and how these affect performance and scalability.

Speaker: Peter Kellner, a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, is founder and president of 73rd Street Associates and a seasoned software professional specializing in high quality, scalable and extensible .Net web applications. His experience includes building and leading engineering teams both on and off shore. When not working, Peter spends most his free time biking. He has ridden his bike across the globe. Most recently he and his wife, Tammy, rode across the U.S., from California to Georgia, in just 27 days.

This is a new location for both Microsoft and us, and we're still working out the logistics, especially for the security issues. The entrance to the building is on Market Street just North of the entrance to the Westfield Center. The address is 835 Market Street, and there is a San Francisco State University banner next to the door. The elevator will be locked and the guard needs to let you up to the 7th floor. We typically meet in the Golden Gate conference room.

Meetings are free for current ADD members, and $10 at the door for nonmembers. Membership is $75 a year, and includes admission to all group meetings and special events including the annual meeting and catered dinner each fall.

Official Website: http://www.baadd.org/dotnetnuke2/NET/tabid/56/Default.aspx

Added by greensafecommunity on June 20, 2008