On October 14, 2008, Microsoft released Silverlight 2.0, the cross-platform browser plug-in for both Macintosh and PC platforms.
Silverlight includes several Rich Internet Application (RIA) features, including:
- WPF UI Framework
- Rich Controls
- Rich Networking Support
- Rich Base Class Library More...
Most browsers and servers have default values that provide fairly good performance with a minimum caching of static file content. A little bit of coaxing can result in better performance with less traffic and less bandwidth.
There are two types of caching I discuss: static content (*.JPG, *.JPEG, *.png, *.gif, *.ico) rarely updated and semi-static content (*.js, *.css) updated very infrequently. The decision to cache page output (*.aspx, *.html, *.htm) long term is too dependent on application functionality decisions to discuss generically. More...
How to use ASP.Net Cache settings to automatically read and update values from an XML file when the file is updated, and how to lookup a value in the XML file.
.Net surprises me every day. I think about how I want to do things and then I dig a little (some time a lot) into .Net components and viola, I find it provides some new interesting functionality that I didn't know about before.
I recently wanted to implement some features for using configuration values for an ASP.NET application. My requirements were as follows. More...