A common problem that has been around way back since the original DataGrid component was released in ASP.NET 1.0 was the performance issues related to large amounts of data, and the post-back mechanism used to perform actions.
Even with the vast improvements provided by the GridView control in ASP.NET 2.0 you may notice that your pages can still suffer from performance loss when your GridView controls present large amounts of data to your users. Especially if the presentation is formatted with additional HTML such as icons, images, CSS styling etc…
Kevin Koch is a senior software engineer with over 8 years experience designing and architecting primarily web based applications. Fresh out of college during the nineties he co-founded Task Solutions and developed several projects with the then popular classic ASP.
During the Dot Com boom Kevin left his position as president and joined a new venture to build an enterprise insurance claim system build upon J2EE technology. After the Dot Com crash Kevin schooled himself to become an expert with .NET technology and is currently freelancing his ASP.NET skills to build enterprise n-tier frameworks using advanced OO methodologies.