Assembly is physical grouping of logical units, Namespace, logically groups classes. Namespace can span multiple assemblies.
Version information is stored in assembly inside the manifest.
Versioning concept is only applicable to global assembly cache (GAC) as private assembly lie in their individual folders. This does not mean versioning is not needed; you can still version it to have better version control on the project.
GAC (Global Assembly Cache) is where all shared .NET assembly resides.
Garbage collection is a CLR feature, which automatically manages memory. Programmers forget to release the objects while coding. CLR automatically releases objects when they are no longer in use and referenced. CLR runs on non-deterministic to see the unused objects and cleans them. One side effect of this non-deterministic feature is that we cannot assume an object is destroyed when it goes out of the scope of a function. We should avoid using destructors because before GC destroys the object it first executes destructor in that case it will have to wait for code to release the unmanaged resource. This results in additional delays in GC. So it is recommended to implement IDisposable interface, write cleanup code in Dispose method, and call GC.SuppressFinalize method. It’s like instructing GC not to call your constructor.
System.GC.Collect () forces garbage collector to run. This is not recommended but can be used if situations arise.
DLL Hell describes the difficulty in managing DLLs on a system; this includes multiple copies of a DLL, different versions, and so forth. When a DLL (or assembly) is loaded in .NET, it is loaded by name, version, and certificate. The assembly contains all of this information via its metadata. The GAC provides the solution, as you can have multiple versions of a DLL side-by-side.
ASP.NET is a specification developed by Microsoft to create dynamic Web applications, Web sites, and Web services. It is a part of .NET Framework. You can create ASP.NET applications in most of the .NET compatible languages, such as Visual Basic, C#, and J#. The ASP.NET compiles the Web pages and provides much better performance than scripting languages, such as VBScript. The Web Forms support to create powerful forms-based Web pages. You can use ASP.NET Web server controls to create interactive Web applications. With the help of Web server controls, you can easily create a Web application.
A web application resides in the server and serves the client's requests over internet. The client access the web page using browser from his machine. When a client makes a request, it receives the result in the form of HTML which are interpreted and displayed by the browser.
A web application on the server side runs under the management of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). IIS passes the request received from client to the application. The application returns the requested result in the form of HTML to IIS, which in turn, sends the result to the client.