Introduction to Code Speed Performance Guidelines

For most users, performance means speed. If an application performs its tasks quickly, the user is happy. If an application performs tasks slowly or is unresponsive to commands, the user is likely going to get frustrated and may possibly not want to use that application.

The focus of this programming topic is improving the speed of your code, both in the real and perceived sense. In the real sense, you should measure the time it takes to complete operations and modify your algorithms and loop code to be as efficient as possible. In the perceived sense, you should make your application appear fast to the user, even if an operation actually takes a long time to complete.

Organization of This Document

This programming topic contains the following articles: