2. You are developing an ASP.NET MVC application. The application is deployed in a web farm and is accessed by many users. The application must handle web server failures gracefully. The servers in the farm must share the short-term state information. You need to persist the application state during the session. What should you implement?
7. Your application has an intermittent issue, based on the user’s path through the application, in which the application seems to stop running. Even when running in debug mode, the application calls a web service and then stops. The application locks and the call never returns, thus the user’s request is never completed and eventually times out. What performance or profiling tool will provide the most pertinent information about your application?
14. Your ASP.NET MVC web application has just been released to a group of pilot users. The users are reporting periods of extreme performance degradation. You did not encounter performance issues during development or the quality assurance phase. What can you do in your development environment to understand what is occurring in the production environment?
15. You are developing an ASP.NET MVC web application in Visual Studio 2012. The application requires several thousand content files. All content is hosted on the same IIS instance as the application. You detect performance issues when the application starts. You need to resolve the performance issues. What should you do?
16. You are designing an application that allows employees to change their human resources (HR) information, such as next of kin and direct deposit information. The requirements state that the application should talk directly to the HR systems’ database. However, at a recent company meeting, the CFO announced that the company will be converting to a new HR system over the next two years. They will take an additional year to move employees to the new system, one department at a time. How will this affect your design?