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    Asp.net help required

    I'm developing an asp.net (webforms) app that needs a performance boost in a couple of areas. I'm looking for about a half day’s consultancy / help. It’s asp.net 3.5, vb.net, SQL Server 2008 R2. I’m using components from Essential Objects (not really relevant to the requirement) and Telerik Rad Controls for ASP.NET AJAX. I use Visual Studio 2010. It’s all data driven with very little static information. I don’t really want to change the table structure as it’s a live site so I’m looking to tune queries, use alternate asp.net techniques, maybe tweak IIS etc. The current worst performer is a page that takes about 10 seconds to load. There are a couple of stored procedures feeding it the data that take no more than 2 seconds to run in SQL Management Studio.

    We can screen share and Skype or phone. I’d like to do it before 31st October 2012 (weekday preferably) and can pay £75 (plus vat if necessary).

    #2
    You're way off on both the day rate, and on what can be achieved with only half a day's consultancy.

    I'd advise you to look into taking on a contractor for a period of at least a month, at a rate of between £300-£500 per day depending on where you're located. You'll get someone to take £300 off you for a one-off half a day's consultancy, I'm sure, but I'd honestly advise to you to consider what difference 3.5 hours of someone's time is really going to make to your existing product. I'd suggest the answer is not much.

    Good luck.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Gentile View Post
      You're way off on both the day rate, and on what can be achieved with only half a day's consultancy.

      I'd advise you to look into taking on a contractor for a period of at least a month, at a rate of between £300-£500 per day depending on where you're located. You'll get someone to take £300 off you for a one-off half a day's consultancy, I'm sure, but I'd honestly advise to you to consider what difference 3.5 hours of someone's time is really going to make to your existing product. I'd suggest the answer is not much.

      Good luck.

      A month? Really? Without knowing anything about the OP's app?

      Half a day is pushing it - but there could be some obvious wins if the app or database has been badly written. I'd suggest OP gets someone for a day to spot any easy wins and/or quantify the total job so at least he knows what he's dealing with. Agree that he's unlikely to find someone for £75.

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        #4
        Originally posted by mudskipper View Post
        A month? Really? Without knowing anything about the OP's app?

        Half a day is pushing it - but there could be some obvious wins if the app or database has been badly written. I'd suggest OP gets someone for a day to spot any easy wins and/or quantify the total job so at least he knows what he's dealing with. Agree that he's unlikely to find someone for £75.
        Yup. I won't labour the point, but I've yet to encounter a job that was described to me by a client as "a day's work" that was in reality anything less than a month's investigation and resolution. Usually, there are more problems than the client appreciates, and it takes at least that long to get to the bottom of what's really wrong and sort it out, even with the simplest issues. It's rarely a matter of just tuning a few queries as the OP suggests. If it were, you may be sure they'd be doing that themselves. Although, you're welcome to prove me wrong if you could use the £75...

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          #5
          Download a free trial of Ants Profiler from Red-Gate or similar, that might point you in th right direction

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            #6
            Originally posted by jmo21 View Post
            Download a free trial of Ants Profiler from Red-Gate or similar, that might point you in th right direction
            ^^^ That's a very good suggestion. For someone already familiar with your codebase, ANTS can be an excellent tool to understand which parts of it are running more slowly than you expect. IIRC you get a 14 day free trial as well.

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              #7
              Originally posted by KeithB View Post
              I'm developing an asp.net (webforms) app that needs a performance boost in a couple of areas. I'm looking for about a half day’s consultancy / help. It’s asp.net 3.5, vb.net, SQL Server 2008 R2. I’m using components from Essential Objects (not really relevant to the requirement) and Telerik Rad Controls for ASP.NET AJAX. I use Visual Studio 2010. It’s all data driven with very little static information. I don’t really want to change the table structure as it’s a live site so I’m looking to tune queries, use alternate asp.net techniques, maybe tweak IIS etc. The current worst performer is a page that takes about 10 seconds to load. There are a couple of stored procedures feeding it the data that take no more than 2 seconds to run in SQL Management Studio.

              We can screen share and Skype or phone. I’d like to do it before 31st October 2012 (weekday preferably) and can pay £75 (plus vat if necessary).
              £75! And the VAT if necessary?!?!
              Contracting: more of the money, less of the sh1t

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                #8
                Originally posted by KeithB View Post
                I'm developing an asp.net (webforms) app that needs a performance boost in a couple of areas. I'm looking for about a half day’s consultancy / help. It’s asp.net 3.5, vb.net, SQL Server 2008 R2. I’m using components from Essential Objects (not really relevant to the requirement) and Telerik Rad Controls for ASP.NET AJAX. I use Visual Studio 2010. It’s all data driven with very little static information. I don’t really want to change the table structure as it’s a live site so I’m looking to tune queries, use alternate asp.net techniques, maybe tweak IIS etc. The current worst performer is a page that takes about 10 seconds to load. There are a couple of stored procedures feeding it the data that take no more than 2 seconds to run in SQL Management Studio.

                We can screen share and Skype or phone. I’d like to do it before 31st October 2012 (weekday preferably) and can pay £75 (plus vat if necessary).
                I could help out with this. Half a day to look at your project and see how it's done / architected.
                Once I've had a look I can then provide feedback / advice on how to proceed and if more time is needed to actually implement improvements.

                That being said, I am not available for £75 for half a day. You can contact me privately and I can provide you with my hourly rate for consultancy / actual development.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Gentile View Post
                  You're way off on both the day rate, and on what can be achieved with only half a day's consultancy.

                  I'd advise you to look into taking on a contractor for a period of at least a month, at a rate of between £300-£500 per day depending on where you're located. You'll get someone to take £300 off you for a one-off half a day's consultancy, I'm sure, but I'd honestly advise to you to consider what difference 3.5 hours of someone's time is really going to make to your existing product. I'd suggest the answer is not much.

                  Good luck.

                  Sometimes I wonder at your lack of reality grasp. OP says he has one page that needs optimisation and he has indicated his max price. You come along and offer him a helpful advice to analyse his product at the cost of 12K. The clients you work for must really die of frustration.
                  Vote Corbyn ! Save this country !

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by fullyautomatix View Post
                    Sometimes I wonder at your lack of reality grasp. OP says he has one page that needs optimisation and he has indicated his max price. You come along and offer him a helpful advice to analyse his product at the cost of 12K. The clients you work for must really die of frustration.
                    You're making an assumption that she has clients. The last I heard was that she was benched although a do seem to remember a small piece of consultancy where Gentile was trying to get her claws in.

                    Between Gentile and Russell are there any decent .net developer contractors in Scotland?
                    merely at clientco for the entertainment

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