Republished with Permission - Original Article
This is the seventh in a
series of blog posts I’m doing on the upcoming VS 2010 and .NET 4 release.
I’m going to switch from discussing new VS 2010 tooling
features and instead do a few posts covering a few new runtime features (don’t
worry – I’ll come back to a lot more VS features, I’m just trying to mix things
up a bit).
Today’s post covers a small, but nice, new feature that you
can now optionally take advantage of with ASP.NET 4 - the ability to
automatically startup and proactively initialize a web application without
having to wait for an external client to hit the web server. This can
help you provide a faster response experience for the first user who hits the
server, and avoids you having to write custom scripts to “warm up” the server
and get any data caches ready. It works with all types of ASP.NET
applications – including both ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC based