Besides, due to its being open source, ASP.NET is not only backed by Microsoft but also several other well-known developer communities. Hence it’s highly unlikely to get stuck while developing a software application with ASP.NET framework.  

ASP.NET is no doubt one of the top 10 frameworks that developers use to build cross-browser web applications. The framework comes with several integrated features to help developers build robust applications. Besides, due to its being open source, ASP.NET is not only backed by Microsoft but also several other well-known developer communities. Hence it’s highly unlikely to get stuck while developing a software application with ASP.NET framework.  

There are certain patterns and standards developers must follow while developing ASP.NET applications. Maintaining such standards not only help in avoiding bugs but also makes debugging easy. Besides, following the right coding practices enhances the performance of an application. And to develop such an application, clients need to hire the best asp.net development company. While the community of developers is large, clients must consider the following factors before trusting a company to develop the asp.net application for them.

  • The cost incurred in the application development lifecycle- Production cost in countries like the USA and the UK is very high. However, in countries like India, the lower developer man-hour cost makes production cost low. Hence clients from western countries need to opt for offshore asp.net development to save money.

          Another fact to take into consideration is that India has a large talent pool of skilled developers to choose from which further            drives down the cost.

  • The effectiveness and performance of the application- This is the most important factor that determines the outcome of an asp.net application. Performance issues such as slow loading times, unhandled exceptions of the software applications and etc. can lead to a greater loss for an enterprise that heavily depends on its software. The performance issues are however distributed over a range of factors such as- developer’s skills, client-side technologies used, tools used to build the product, and etc. This article would describe the top ten ways to enhance the performance of an application, which in turn could contribute to the maximum outcome of asp.net software.

The above-mentioned points are crucial for effective software development. Hence, clients need to follow such factors to get the maximum outcome from their asp.net application. This article would talk about how exactly it can be achieved.

Top ten ways to increase the outcome

Developer skills- Developers developing an asp.net application must be skilled in diverse technologies such as in cloud computing, client-side languages and frameworks, experience with API integration, and etc. Hence, clients need to Hire .Net developers with hands-on experience with multiple projects and excellent debugging and software architecture skills.

  • Use of right tools- Use of tools matters while developing an asp.net application. Certain factors such as ease of development, chances of encountering an error, ease of debugging and etc. are dependent on tools. Recommended tools for asp.net development include Visual Studio, NuGet, ReSharper, LINQPad, .NET Reflector and Bamboo. I will cover more information on these tools in my next blog.
  • Good Coding practices- It’s best to follow certain coding practices while development. Good coding practices covers writing maintainable code and also ensuring only the right piece of code is executed when required. For example, loading CSS files at the start and loading JavaScript ensures proper functioning of the app.
  • Use best debugging tools- Using debugging tools to check for errors and tuning the performance is always a good idea. While the IDEs provide in-built debugging tools, apps such as Prefix helps developers tune the performance of an application at several stages.
  • Reduce HTTP requests- When there’s a high latency, establishing too many connections to the servers can create performance issues. Hence, reducing HTTP requests can be a good idea. One such way to reduce HTTP requests is to develop the application into a Single Page Application.
  • Compressing the images- Images take up a large part of the memory, thus leading to a heavy load time of the software or web app. Hence, compressing images can reduce the memory size. Using inline CSS could help in that regard.
  • Page caching- Instead of retendering web pages, some of the data which hardly changes (static files) could be cached in the client’s memory (browser) to enhance the performance of the application.
  • Shrink external libraries- Developers often use external libraries (such as reach JS or immutable JS) for asp.net application development. While it eases the process, the external libraries also take up a lot of memories. Hence developers either need to use less number of such libraries or shrink them with shrinking tools. Also minifying all the front-end files (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and any other JS frameworks) to make the load time faster.
  • Reduce client-side redirects- Client-side redirects makes new pages load slower. Hence, client-side redirecting is discouraged and server-side redirects are encouraged.
  • IIS Performance Tuning- There are multiple parameters in IIS which a developer can tune based on the application requirement to increase the performance of asp.net web application. IIS comes with default settings, which is generally ok for a small application and encourages the developer to tune the settings as per needs of the hosted web application.

Conclusion

While not all the above-mentioned factors are achievable at certain circumstances, clients need to be clear and upfront about what they want from their developers.

 

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