Next-Gen Profiling

Dear .NET community,

I’d like to introduce you to the newest version of ANTS Performance Profiler: 7.3. With a version number like that, it might sound like a minor release, but the reality is far more exciting.

We’ve packed a ton of new functionality into this release. In a single view, the tool now allows ASP.NET developers to relate poor application performance to specific lines of code and database requests, and immediately see which of the two is causing the problem.

In version 7.3, ANTS Performance Profiler analyzes your .NET code alongside your database calls. Whether the bottleneck lies in your .NET methods or the database, you can easily identify the hotspot without having to switch tools And it doesn’t matter what database you use; ANTS Performance Profiler supports local, remote, and cloud-based SQL Server and Oracle databases.

We’ve also introduced HTTP Grouping – something I think you are really going to like if you ever have to work with ASP.NET. Methods in the call tree are now grouped by the HTTP calls that initiated them; this means that the performance insights are now contextualized, making it easy to relate what you see in the profiler to what is actually happening in the application.

To see how this works, we’ve put together a quick video walkthrough to demo the new features.

Find out more about ANTS Performance Profiler 7.3 over on the Red Gate site, and make sure to grab a copy of its 14-day free trial and give it a test drive. If you’ve already tried a previous version of ANTS Performance Profiler 7.x and would like to take a deeper look at this version, just let me know and I can organize a longer trial for you.

Happy profiling!