1. Explain the differences between Server-side and Client-side code?
Server-side code executes on the server. Client-side code executes in the client’s browser.
2. What type of code (server or client) is found in a Code-Behind class?
3. Should user input data validation occur server-side or client-side?
All user input data validation should occur on the server at a minimum. Additionally, client-side validation can be performed where deemed appropriate and feasable to provide a richer, more responsive experience for the user.
4. What is the difference between Server.Transfer and Response.Redirect?
Why would I choose one over the other? Server.Transfer transfers page processing from one page directly to the next page without making a round-trip back to the client’s browser. This provides a faster response with a little less overhead on the server. Server.Transfer does not update the clients url history list or current url. Response.Redirect is used to redirect the user’s browser to another page or site. This performas a trip back to the client where the client’s browser is redirected to the new page. The user’s browser history list is updated to reflect the new address.
5. What is the Global.asax used for?
The Global.asax (including the Global.asax.cs file) is used to implement application and session level events.
6. What are the Application_Start and Session_Start subroutines used for?
This is where you can set the specific variables for the Application and Session objects.
7. Whats an assembly?
Assemblies are the building blocks of the .NET framework.
8. Can you explain what inheritance is and an example of when you might use it?
When you want to inherit (use the functionality of) another class. Example: With a base class named Employee, a Manager class could be derived from the Employee base class.
9. Describe the difference between inline and code behind.
Inline code written along side the html in a page. Code-behind is code written in a separate file and referenced by the .aspx page.
10. Explain what a diffgram is, and a good use for one?
The DiffGram is one of the two XML formats that you can use to render DataSet object contents to XML. A good use is reading database data to an XML file to be sent to a Web Service.