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Performance Techniques, Building Codes, and Approach

Performance Techniques, Building Codes, and Approach

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When you improve the performance of a system, I find it's helpful to think in terms of the techniques you use, the "building codes" you follow, and the overall life cycle approach you use.  While there's a lot to know about performance engineering, here's the keys that I've found useful working with customers and experts over the years:

Key Techniques
Techniques are specific methods for producing a result:

Building Codes
Think of "building codes" as the principles, patterns, and checklists for the structure:

Approach
The approach is the methodology you use to orchestrate your efforts:

Key MSDN References

While there's certainly more to know, if you use the techniques, building codes, and approach above, you can start improving the performance of your applications immediately.