Improving the efficiency and performance of your .net application is a crucial step to take before you launch the app, yet one that some developers hurry through. Grooming your app’s code will help it stand out in a crowded marketplace, be a reliable asset and garner good reviews. Skipping these steps leaves you with a poor quality, unreliable .net app. Improve your .net app by taking these three steps before your launch.
Manage Memory Efficiently
When it comes to the performance of your .net app, properly monitoring and managing memory is critical. After you develop the application, take the following steps to minimize the memory:
- Reuse an existing object instead of creating a new object, when possible. If you are using a function call, you can use the same object to call multiple functions within the class.
- Dispose of unmanaged objects.
- Avoid using GC.Collect() to remove unused objects, because it slows down application performance.
- Avoid recursive functions and nested loops, both of which consume a high amount of memory.
- Close all connections that you open. If you do not, your application will slow down and eventually crash.
- Use caching when possible. Until the cache time limit expires, requests are served from the cache to preserve the server from satisfying unnecessary requests, consume memory and overloading.
- Disable tracing once you launch your .net application. While tracing can be very useful during the development phase, it decreases performance during application run time. Disable tracing in the web.config file to boost app speed and performance.
Avoid using Exceptions
Exception objects consume such a high quantity of resources that they should be used extremely sparingly. Some developers put in an exception at the time of validation. However, in regular application logic you do not need to use exceptions. Groom your code to remove needless exceptions that will slow performance.
Throwing exceptions uses the same resources as making a new exception, so minimize the amount of time you will throw exceptions. It’s all right to throw an exception across layers, but again, focus on minimizing your use of exceptions. Lastly, always implement a finally block (even in a try-catch block )so that your resource is released, even in the worst case scenario.
Use a Secure Server to Host your .net
While you’ll have fewer options to host .net than Linux, there are many reliable and secure hosts for .net apps. Some even experience 100 percent uptime — a valuable boon to your .net app performance. Look for a .Net host that uses industry best practices to safeguard data, monitor threats and keep the data center itself safe. If you are lax about choosing a server to host your .net application, your app could be vulnerable to hackers.
Work your way through these steps to streamline and improve your .net app. This may seem like a lot of work, but there are tools you can use (such as automatic checkers) to check most of the small things. Finally, this work will save troubleshooting, wasted time and frustration down the road if your app performs slowly, hogs memory or crashes.