This store serves an example store for the book High Performance ASP.net. You will find that the sample code is very simple and that during the early stages there is not database attached. The images are merely pulled from a file directory and this probably wouldn't happen in real life! All of the resources are based heavily in the front end and this is so that we can cover the "Performance Golden Rule" that is discussed in the book.
The sample surf application serves as a playground and an experimental area that will allow us to take the application from a slow, poor performing website to a speedy high grade site.