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My first article for Dotnetslackers.com is up. Here’s an excerpt:
In a typical multi-tier application, one of the biggest performance bottlenecks is the overhead of making round-trips to the database. Minimizing these round-trips is often the first area you should look at during performance tuning. Fortunately, the Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) makes it fairly easy to do this by providing several built-in methods to write and read data in bulk.
You can view the article here.