When I first got this book I thought it was going to be a compilation of tips and tricks. I was quite surprised with the fact that it really wasn't. The author starts out by telling you how you to determine the bottlenecks in your site then goes into a lot of samples on how to correct and / or improve them. He covers memory, CPU, caching, compression and more.
This book is definitely worth a read then a reread every once in a while. I plan on implementing some of the suggestions for my sites.
Check out the book on the Packt Publishing site or ASP.NET Site Performance Secrets .
Back in January at SoCal Code Camp Fullerton, Daniel Egan, Woody Pewitt and I were chatting about the different camps and how can we collaborate better. That's where the idea of the party bus can up. We said "What about getting a bus from LA to go to Chandler for Desert Code Camp?" If it was successful, we would do the same for the next SoCal Code Camp in San Diego.
That being said, come and join the party bus from Los Angeles County to Desert Code Camp. The tickets are $60 round trip. The loction will be announced shortly, it will most likely be in Riverside or Ontario. Drinks and snack will be provided on the bus. Reserve your seat here.
If you are worried about where you are going to stay, don't. The organizers of Desert Code Camp have partnered up with the San Marcos Crowne Plaza in downtown Chandler, AZ to bring you a great hotel deal. Please visit the Desert Code Camp / San Marcos Crowne Plaza reservation page to make you reservation. Please note that the reservation for the hotel is separate from that of the bus ticket and you will be responsible for both.
You can check out the sessions for Desert Code Camp 2011.1 at http://apr2011.desertcodecamp.com/sessions.