Category Archives: Web dev

Yahoo! PHP interview questions and answers

Nick Halstead on his blog posts a list of interview questions from Yahoo! that a friend of his supplied, apparently free of NDA. Yahoo! is a strong PHP shop, with a few big names like Rasmus Lerdorf leading PHP development there.
A few questions on PHP functions, and “what does this code do?” type of [...]

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10 questions on MySQL speed-up and optimizations

Jay Pipes, author of Pro MySQL, on his blog posts 10 questions and answers dealing with MySQL speed optimizations.

Which will be faster out of these two queries - one with OR or one with IN?
Where does MyISAM cache table records?
Which will be faster out of queries with explicit INNER JOIN and implicit one?
Is InnoDB faster/better [...]

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Search engine marketer questions

Some would say that a position of a search engine marketer or optimizer is not a very technical one. True, compared to Linux kernel hacker, the technical knowledge required for entering SEO field seems simpler, but when the site is built and serving pages, you’re very likely to have SEO go over the site structure [...]

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Python interview questions and answers

comp.lang.python group recently had a discussion on which interview questions to ask a candidate, with Tim Chase suggesting the following list (redacted from original to include just Python-related material). As you can see, some generic programming questions and some process questions made the list:

Do they know a tuple/list/dict when they see it?
When to use list [...]

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Perl self-test questions

Dr. Dobb’s Journal in its Linux and open source section is running an article by Emmett Dulaney with 50 Perl questions and answers. The focus is mainly on the knowledge of the language itself with questions like:
- What is the simplest type of data that Perl can work with?
- Which operator can be [...]

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Giant list of XML interview questions

1. What is XML?
XML is the Extensible Markup Language. It improves the functionality
of the Web by letting you identify your information in a more accurate,
flexible, and adaptable way. It is extensible because it is not
a fixed format like HTML (which is a single, predefined markup language).
Instead, XML is actually a meta language—a language for [...]

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50 JavaScript & AJAX interview questions

1.  Why so JavaScript and Java have similar name?
A.  JavaScript is a stripped-down version of Java
B.  JavaScript's syntax is loosely based on Java's
C.  They both originated on the island of Java
D.  None of the above
2.  When a user views a page containing a JavaScript program, which machine actually executes the script?
A.  The [...]

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54 ASP and ASP.NET questions

Explain the life cycle of an ASP .NET page.
Explain the .NET architecture.
What are object-oriented concepts?
How do you create multiple inheritance in c# and .NET?
When is web.config called?

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Apache interview questions and answers

On a fresh install, why does Apache have three config files - srm.conf, access.conf and httpd.conf? - The first two are remnants from the NCSA times, and generally you should be ok if you delete the first two, and stick with httpd.conf.
What’s the command to stop Apache? - kill the specific process that httpd is [...]

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Web architect interview questions

What is frame level testing and how do we test it?
Write test case for a search engine?
How do you test the URL of a Web-based application?
What is Web architecture that are followed while doing online project and tell the samples of architecture?
I how to test Web application in which the value is changing dynamic every [...]

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Active Server Pages interview questions

How do you create a recordset object in VBScript?
What is Querystring collection? - It allows you to extract data sent to the server using a GET request.
Explain the difference between POST and GET Method. - GET requests are string data that is visible to the end user via the URL and a limit of [...]

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JavaScript interview questions and answers

What’s relationship between JavaScript and ECMAScript? - ECMAScript is yet another name for JavaScript (other names include LiveScript). The current JavaScript that you see supported in browsers is ECMAScript revision 3.
What are JavaScript types? - Number, String, Boolean, Function, Object, Null, Undefined.
How do you convert numbers between different bases in JavaScript? - Use the parseInt() [...]

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