Thursday, 4 March 2010

Prealoading Web Applications

On the list of what's new in ASP.NET 4.0 you find "Prealoading Web Applications".

If you are running ASP.NET 4.0 on IIS 7.5 you can ask sites to be preloaded when the Internet server starts up (or restarts).

It sounds cool, and a good thing that you are now able to reload heavy services, but I can help thinking that it is also a solution to a problem which should exist. The IIS should handle the Internet communication, while leaving the heavy data processing to services outside of the IIS. These services would should be implemented as services on the server, No?

70-515. TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

With the announcement of the .NET 4.0 exams, it seems a bit like a wrong career move not to aim for taking the web application development certificate for 4.0 instead of 3.5, since I have already been working with VS2010 for some time now.

Looking at the Skills Being Measured List it seems like a good idea to continue studying the MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-562) with a sharp eye to the list of topics.

Hopefully I will be invited to take a beta exam when they come out in April.

I guess a good place to start looking into the ASP.NET 4.0 would be here

Here are some of my comments to the elements of What's new: