Term Definitions

.NET - (dot NET)
A WebShort for "World Wide Web." application framework developed and marketed by Microsoft to allow programmers to build dynamic WebSiteA set of related Web pages containing content (media), including text, video, music, audio, images, etc. The relation is generally restricted to a single Domain.
All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the web.
s, web applications and web services.
ADOdb
A database abstraction library for PHP(PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor)
PHP is a programming language used almost exclusively for creating software that is part of a WebSite. The PHP language is designed to be intermingled with the HTML that is used to create web pages. Unlike HTML, the PHP code is read and processed by Web Server software (HTML is read and processed by web Browser software.)
and Python based on the same concept as Microsoft's ActiveX Data Objects. It allows developers to write applications in a fairly consistent way regardless of the underlying database system storing the information.
AJAX - (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML)
A group of interrelated WebShort for "World Wide Web." development techniques used on the client-side to create asynchronous (in the background) web applications.
With AJAX, web pages can send data to, and retrieve data from, a ServerA computer, or a software package, that provides a specific kind of service to client software running on other computers. The term can refer to a particular piece of software, such as a web server, or to the physical machine on which the software is running, asynchronously without needing to refresh or reload the existing page.
Apache - (a Patchy Server)
ServerA computer, or a software package, that provides a specific kind of service to client software running on other computers. The term can refer to a particular piece of software, such as a web server, or to the physical machine on which the software is running, software notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the WebShort for "World Wide Web.". In 2009 it became the first web server software to surpass the 100 million WebSiteA set of related Web pages containing content (media), including text, video, music, audio, images, etc. The relation is generally restricted to a single Domain.
All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the web.
milestone. Apache was the first viable alternative to the Netscape Communications Corporation web server, and since has evolved to rival other web servers in terms of functionality and performance. Typically Apache is run on a UNIX(originally UNICS - UNiplexed Information and Computing System)
The Unix operating system was conceived and implemented in 1969 at AT&T's Bell Laboratories.
With a legal glitch forcing AT&T to license the operating system's source code to anyone who asked, Unix quickly grew and became widely adopted by academic institutions and businesses.
-like operating system
Applet
Any small application that performs one specific task that runs within the scope of a larger program, often as a Plug-InA (usually small) piece of software that adds features to a larger piece of software..
An Applet typically also refers to JAVAA general-purpose, concurrent, class-based, object-oriented language that is specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is intended to let application developers "write once, run anywhere", meaning that code that runs on one platform does not need to be edited to run on another. Java is currently one of the most popular programming languages in use, particularly for client-server web applications. Applets, i.e., programs written in the Java programming language that are included in a web page.
ASCII - (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
A character-encoding scheme originally based on the English alphabet. ASCII codes represent text characters - in computers, communications equipment, and other devices that use text - as a number.
ASP - (Active Server Pages)
Microsoft's first WebShort for "World Wide Web."-ScriptAn ordered collection of commands used by a computer to make decisions.ing interface, it has since been superseded by .NET(dot NET)
A Web application framework developed and marketed by Microsoft to allow programmers to build dynamic WebSites, web applications and web services.
ASSEMBLER
A low-level programming language for computers, microprocessors, microcontrollers, and other programmable devices in which each statement corresponds to a single machine language instruction. eg: MOV AL, 61h
ATOM
The name Atom applies to a pair of related standards. The Atom Syndication Format is an XML(eXtensible Markup Language)
A markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.
language used for web feeds, while the Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub or APP) is a simple HTTP(HyperText Transfer Protocol)
An application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the Web.
-based protocol for creating and updating web resources.
The Atom format was developed as an alternative to RSS(Rich Site Summary or Real Simple Syndication)
A commonly used protocol for syndication and sharing of content, originally developed to facilitate the syndication of news articles, now widely used to share the contents of BLOGs.
RSS is an XML-based summary of a web site, usually used for syndication and other kinds of content-sharing.
RSS is being overtaken by a newer, more complex protocol called ATOM.
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BASH - (Bourne Again SHell)
A UNIX(originally UNICS - UNiplexed Information and Computing System)
The Unix operating system was conceived and implemented in 1969 at AT&T's Bell Laboratories.
With a legal glitch forcing AT&T to license the operating system's source code to anyone who asked, Unix quickly grew and became widely adopted by academic institutions and businesses.
shell written by Brian Fox for the GNU(Gnu's Not Unix!)
A Unix-like computer operating system developed by the GNU project, ultimately aiming to be a "complete Unix-compatible software system" composed wholly of free software.
Project as a free software replacement for the Bourne shell (sh). Released in 1989, it has been distributed widely as the shell for the GNU(Gnu's Not Unix!)
A Unix-like computer operating system developed by the GNU project, ultimately aiming to be a "complete Unix-compatible software system" composed wholly of free software.
operating system and as the default shell on Linux(Linux Is Not UniX)
A UNIX-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. The defining component of any Linux system is the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released October 5, 1991 by Linus Torvalds.
, Mac OS X and Darwin.
BASIC - (Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code)
A family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use.
Many modern programming languages used for WebShort for "World Wide Web." Development have their roots in BASIC.
BLOG - (weB LOG)
A personal journal published on the WebShort for "World Wide Web." consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first.
Browser
A software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the WebShort for "World Wide Web.".
CGI - (Common Gateway Interface)
A standard method for WebShort for "World Wide Web." ServerA computer, or a software package, that provides a specific kind of service to client software running on other computers. The term can refer to a particular piece of software, such as a web server, or to the physical machine on which the software is running, software to delegate the generation of web pages to executable files.
Such files are known as CGI ScriptAn ordered collection of commands used by a computer to make decisions.s, the most common language for such scripts is PERL(Practical Extraction and Report Language)
A high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language.
Perl gained widespread popularity as a CGI Scripting language, in part due to its parsing abilities.
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Client
A software program that is used to contact and obtain data from ServerA computer, or a software package, that provides a specific kind of service to client software running on other computers. The term can refer to a particular piece of software, such as a web server, or to the physical machine on which the software is running, software program on another computer, often across a great distance. Each client program is designed to work with one or more specific kinds of server programs, and each server requires a specific kind of client. A WebShort for "World Wide Web." BrowserA software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the Web. is a specific kind of client. The most common browser is Internet Explorer.
CMS - (Content Management System)
A system providing a collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment.
Widely used as a shorthand for WCMS(Web Content Management System)
A software system that provides website authoring, collaboration, and administration tools designed to allow users with little knowledge of web programming languages or markup languages to create and manage Web Site content with relative ease.
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COBOL - (COmmon Business-Oriented Language)
One of the oldest programming languages, primarily in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments.
Cookie
Used for an origin WebSiteA set of related Web pages containing content (media), including text, video, music, audio, images, etc. The relation is generally restricted to a single Domain.
All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the web.
to send state information to a user's BrowserA software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the Web.. The browser then returns the state information to the origin site when requesting subsequent pages. This allows customization of the origin website's content based on user interaction.
Despite myths, a Cookie cannot harm a user's computer.
CP/M - (Control Program/Monitor)
A mass-market operating system created for Intel 8080/85 based microcomputers by Gary Kildall of Digital Research, Inc.
CSS - (Cascading Style Sheet)
A style sheet language used to describe the presentation semantics (the look and formatting) of a document written in a markup language such as HTML(HyperText Markup Language)
The coding language used to create hypertext documents for use on the Web.
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cum laude - (with honor)
An honor added to a diploma or degree for work that is above average.
CVS - (Concurrent Versions System)
Version control system software that keeps track of all work and all changes in a set of files, and allows several developers (potentially widely separated in space and/or time) to collaborate.
dBase
The first widely used relational DBMS(DataBase Management System)
A software package with computer programs that control the creation, maintenance, and use of a database.
. It was originally published by Ashton-Tate for CP/M(Control Program/Monitor)
A mass-market operating system created for Intel 8080/85 based microcomputers by Gary Kildall of Digital Research, Inc.
, and later on ported to the Apple II and IBM PC under DOS(Disk Operating System)
An acronym for several closely related operating systems that dominated the IBM PC compatible market between 1981 and 1995, or until about 2000 if one includes the partially DOS-based Microsoft Windows versions 95, 98, and Millennium Edition.
. On the PC platform in particular it became one of the best-selling software titles for a number of years.
DBMS - (DataBase Management System)
A software package with computer programs that control the creation, maintenance, and use of a database.
Domain
A common network name under which a collection of network devices or services are organized (e.g., anoldman.com).
DOS - (Disk Operating System)
An acronym for several closely related operating systems that dominated the IBM PC compatible market between 1981 and 1995, or until about 2000 if one includes the partially DOS-based Microsoft Windows versions 95, 98, and Millennium Edition.
Drupal
A content management system and content management framework (CMF) written in PHP(PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor)
PHP is a programming language used almost exclusively for creating software that is part of a WebSite. The PHP language is designed to be intermingled with the HTML that is used to create web pages. Unlike HTML, the PHP code is read and processed by Web Server software (HTML is read and processed by web Browser software.)
. It is used as a back-end system for at least 1.5% of all websites worldwide, ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration.
FireWall
A device or program designed to permit or deny network transmissions based upon a set of rules. Frequently used to protect networks or computers from unauthorized access while permitting legitimate communications to pass.
FORTRAN - (FORmula TRANslating)
A general-purpose, procedural, imperative programming language that is especially suited to numeric computation and scientific computing. Originally developed by IBM at their campus in south San Jose, California in the 1950s for scientific and engineering applications, Fortran came to dominate this area of programming early on and has been in continual use for over half a century.
Forum
An online discussion WebSiteA set of related Web pages containing content (media), including text, video, music, audio, images, etc. The relation is generally restricted to a single Domain.
All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the web.
where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages.
FTP - (File Transfer Protocol)
A standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host to another host over a TCP-based network, such as the Internet.
GIF - (Graphic Interchange Format)
A bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the WebShort for "World Wide Web." due to its wide support and portability.
Still widely used because of it's support of transparency, it is slowly being supplanted by the PNG(Portable Network Graphics)
A bitmapped image format that employs lossless data compression. PNG was created to improve upon and replace GIF as an image-file format not requiring a patent license. PNG, compared with JPG, supports transparency but, due to lossless data compression, results in larger file sizes.
format.
GNU - (Gnu's Not Unix!)
A UNIX(originally UNICS - UNiplexed Information and Computing System)
The Unix operating system was conceived and implemented in 1969 at AT&T's Bell Laboratories.
With a legal glitch forcing AT&T to license the operating system's source code to anyone who asked, Unix quickly grew and became widely adopted by academic institutions and businesses.
-like computer operating system developed by the GNU project, ultimately aiming to be a "complete UNIX(originally UNICS - UNiplexed Information and Computing System)
The Unix operating system was conceived and implemented in 1969 at AT&T's Bell Laboratories.
With a legal glitch forcing AT&T to license the operating system's source code to anyone who asked, Unix quickly grew and became widely adopted by academic institutions and businesses.
-compatible software system" composed wholly of free software.
Google Analytics
Google's software offering WebShort for "World Wide Web." analytics (client-side measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of internet data for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage)
GPL - (General Public License)
The GPL is the first copyleft license for general use, which means that derived works can only be distributed under the same license terms as the original work.
HTML - (HyperText Markup Language)
The coding language used to create HyperTextHypertext is text displayed on a computer or other electronic device with references (hyperlinks) to other text that the reader can immediately access, usually by a mouse click or keypress sequence.
Apart from running text, hypertext may contain tables, images and other presentational devices, and is an easy-to-use and flexible format to share information over the Internet.
documents for use on the WebShort for "World Wide Web.".
HTTP - (HyperText Transfer Protocol)
An application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the WebShort for "World Wide Web.".
HyperText
HyperText is text displayed on a computer or other electronic device with references (hyperlinks) to other text that the reader can immediately access, usually by a mouse click or keypress sequence.
Apart from running text, HyperText may contain tables, images and other presentational devices, and is an easy-to-use and flexible format to share information over the Internet.
IT - (Information technology)
Concerned with technology to treat information. The acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications are its main fields.
JAVA
A general-purpose, concurrent, class-based, object-oriented language that is specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is intended to let application developers "write once, run anywhere", meaning that code that runs on one platform does not need to be edited to run on another. Java is currently one of the most popular programming languages in use, particularly for client-server web applications.
JavaScript
A prototype-based scripting language that is primarily implemented as part of a WebShort for "World Wide Web." BrowserA software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the Web. in order to provide enhanced user interfaces and dynamic websites.
JPG - (or JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group)
A commonly used method of lossy compression for digital photography (images). The JPEG format supports better quality than GIF(Graphic Interchange Format)
A bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the Web due to its wide support and portability.
Still widely used because of it's support of transparency, it is slowly being supplanted by the PNG format.
, but does not support transparency. It is currently the most common image format used on the WebShort for "World Wide Web.".
jQuery
A cross-browser JavaScriptA prototype-based scripting language that is primarily implemented as part of a Web Browser in order to provide enhanced user interfaces and dynamic websites. library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML(HyperText Markup Language)
The coding language used to create hypertext documents for use on the Web.
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LAMP - (Linux Apache Mysql Php)
A software package that allows a user to run common GPL(General Public License)
The GPL is the first copyleft license for general use, which means that derived works can only be distributed under the same license terms as the original work.
WebShort for "World Wide Web." ServerA computer, or a software package, that provides a specific kind of service to client software running on other computers. The term can refer to a particular piece of software, such as a web server, or to the physical machine on which the software is running, programs on the Linux(Linux Is Not UniX)
A UNIX-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. The defining component of any Linux system is the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released October 5, 1991 by Linus Torvalds.
operating system.
Linux - (Linux Is Not UniX)
A UNIX(originally UNICS - UNiplexed Information and Computing System)
The Unix operating system was conceived and implemented in 1969 at AT&T's Bell Laboratories.
With a legal glitch forcing AT&T to license the operating system's source code to anyone who asked, Unix quickly grew and became widely adopted by academic institutions and businesses.
-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. The defining component of any Linux system is the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released October 5, 1991 by Linus Torvalds.
Lotus 123
A spreadsheet program from Lotus Software (now part of IBM). It was the IBM PC's first "killer application"; its huge popularity in the mid-1980s contributed significantly to the success of the IBM PC in the corporate environment.
MCSE - (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)
A professional certification awarded by Microsoft. Individual certifications are awarded upon passing of one or more exams. The Microsoft Certified Professional program is designed for both IT(Information technology)
Concerned with technology to treat information. The acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications are its main fields.
Professionals and developers.
Module
A (usually small) piece of software that adds features to a larger piece of software.
MSSQL - (MicroSoft Server Query Language)
A software product, developed by Microsoft, whose primary function is to store and retrieve data as requested by other software applications.
MySQL - (MY Structured Query Language)
A relational database management system that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases.
Available under the terms of the GNU(Gnu's Not Unix!)
A Unix-like computer operating system developed by the GNU project, ultimately aiming to be a "complete Unix-compatible software system" composed wholly of free software.
GPL(General Public License)
The GPL is the first copyleft license for general use, which means that derived works can only be distributed under the same license terms as the original work.
, it is the most widely used SQL(Structured Query Language)
A programming language designed for managing data in relational database management systems. MSSQL and MySQL are currently the most common versions used to store dynamic content for web sites.
on the WebShort for "World Wide Web.".
It is named after developer Michael Widenius' daughter - My.
OOP - (Object-Oriented Programming)
A programming paradigm using "objects" — data structures consisting of data fields and methods together with their interactions — to design applications and computer programs.
PEAR - (Php Extension and Application Repository)
A framework and distribution system for reusable PHP(PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor)
PHP is a programming language used almost exclusively for creating software that is part of a WebSite. The PHP language is designed to be intermingled with the HTML that is used to create web pages. Unlike HTML, the PHP code is read and processed by Web Server software (HTML is read and processed by web Browser software.)
components.
PERL - (Practical Extraction and Report Language)
A high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language.
Perl gained widespread popularity as a CGI(Common Gateway Interface)
A standard method for Web Server software to delegate the generation of web pages to executable files.
Such files are known as CGI Scripts, the most common language for such scripts is PERL.
ScriptAn ordered collection of commands used by a computer to make decisions.ing language, in part due to its parsing abilities.
PHP - (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor)
PHP is a programming language used almost exclusively for creating software that is part of a WebSiteA set of related Web pages containing content (media), including text, video, music, audio, images, etc. The relation is generally restricted to a single Domain.
All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the web.
. The PHP language is designed to be intermingled with the HTML(HyperText Markup Language)
The coding language used to create hypertext documents for use on the Web.
that is used to create web pages. Unlike HTML(HyperText Markup Language)
The coding language used to create hypertext documents for use on the Web.
, the PHP code is read and processed by WebShort for "World Wide Web." ServerA computer, or a software package, that provides a specific kind of service to client software running on other computers. The term can refer to a particular piece of software, such as a web server, or to the physical machine on which the software is running, software (HTML(HyperText Markup Language)
The coding language used to create hypertext documents for use on the Web.
is read and processed by web BrowserA software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the Web. software.)
phpBB - (Php Bulletin Board)
A popular Internet ForumAn online discussion WebSite where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. package written in the PHP(PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor)
PHP is a programming language used almost exclusively for creating software that is part of a WebSite. The PHP language is designed to be intermingled with the HTML that is used to create web pages. Unlike HTML, the PHP code is read and processed by Web Server software (HTML is read and processed by web Browser software.)
scripting language.
PHPNuke
A WebShort for "World Wide Web."-based automated news publishing and content management system based on PHP(PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor)
PHP is a programming language used almost exclusively for creating software that is part of a WebSite. The PHP language is designed to be intermingled with the HTML that is used to create web pages. Unlike HTML, the PHP code is read and processed by Web Server software (HTML is read and processed by web Browser software.)
and MySQL(MY Structured Query Language)
A relational database management system that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases.
Available under the terms of the GNU GPL, it is the most widely used SQL on the Web.
It is named after developer Michael Widenius' daughter - My.
originally authored by Franscisco Burzi. The system is controlled using a web-based user interface. ( WCMS(Web Content Management System)
A software system that provides website authoring, collaboration, and administration tools designed to allow users with little knowledge of web programming languages or markup languages to create and manage Web Site content with relative ease.
)
Plug-In
A (usually small) piece of software that adds features to a larger piece of software.
PNG - (Portable Network Graphics)
A bitmapped image format that employs lossless data compression. PNG was created to improve upon and replace GIF(Graphic Interchange Format)
A bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the Web due to its wide support and portability.
Still widely used because of it's support of transparency, it is slowly being supplanted by the PNG format.
as an image-file format not requiring a patent license. PNG, compared with JPG(or JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group)
A commonly used method of lossy compression for digital photography (images). The JPEG format supports better quality than GIF, but does not support transparency. It is currently the most common image format used on the Web.
, supports transparency but, due to lossless data compression, results in larger file sizes.
Portal
Usually used as a marketing term to described a WebSiteA set of related Web pages containing content (media), including text, video, music, audio, images, etc. The relation is generally restricted to a single Domain.
All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the web.
that is or is intended to be the first place people see when using the WebShort for "World Wide Web.". Typically a "Portal site" has a catalog of web sites, a search engine, or both. A Portal site may also offer email and other service to entice people to use that site as their main "point of entry" (hence "portal") to the web.
property grid
Visitor WebSiteA set of related Web pages containing content (media), including text, video, music, audio, images, etc. The relation is generally restricted to a single Domain.
All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the web.
s have 'properties' - businesses and organizations in their area that provide services to visitors. A grid is a result set from a data query narrowed down by the visitor's interest(s).
property profile
Visitor WebSiteA set of related Web pages containing content (media), including text, video, music, audio, images, etc. The relation is generally restricted to a single Domain.
All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the web.
s have 'properties' - businesses and organizations in their area that provide services to visitors. A profile is a list of the business or organization's contact information, location, features, and amenities.
Queries
Conditions sent to a relational database system to retrieve the desired set of results. A query can be simple or extremely complex, depending on the nature of the data being sought.
RSS - (Rich Site Summary or Real Simple Syndication)
A commonly used protocol for syndication and sharing of content, originally developed to facilitate the syndication of news articles, now widely used to share the contents of BLOG(weB LOG)
A personal journal published on the Web consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first.
s.
RSS is an XML(eXtensible Markup Language)
A markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.
-based summary of a web site, usually used for syndication and other kinds of content-sharing.
RSS is being overtaken by a newer, more complex protocol called ATOMThe name Atom applies to a pair of related standards. The Atom Syndication Format is an XML language used for web feeds, while the Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub or APP) is a simple HTTP-based protocol for creating and updating web resources.
The Atom format was developed as an alternative to RSS.
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Script
An ordered collection of commands used by a computer to make decisions.
SEO - (Search Engine Optimization)
The process of improving the visibility of a WebSiteA set of related Web pages containing content (media), including text, video, music, audio, images, etc. The relation is generally restricted to a single Domain.
All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the web.
or a WebShort for "World Wide Web." page in search engines via the "natural" or un-paid ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results.
In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users.
Server
A computer, or a software package, that provides a specific kind of service to client software running on other computers. The term can refer to a particular piece of software, such as a web server, or to the physical machine on which the software is running,
SiteCatalyst
Omniture's software as a service application, offering WebShort for "World Wide Web." analytics (client-side measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of internet data for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage)
SKIN - (Site Skin)
A custom graphical appearance achieved by the use of a set of templates that wrap content, providing a consistent look and feel to the WebSiteA set of related Web pages containing content (media), including text, video, music, audio, images, etc. The relation is generally restricted to a single Domain.
All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the web.
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SOAP - (Simple Object Access Protocol)
A protocol for client-server communication that sends and receives information "on top of" HTTP(HyperText Transfer Protocol)
An application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the Web.
. The data sent and received is in a specifically designed XML(eXtensible Markup Language)
A markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.
format.
.NET(dot NET)
A Web application framework developed and marketed by Microsoft to allow programmers to build dynamic WebSites, web applications and web services.
is largely based on SOAP.
SQL - (Structured Query Language)
A programming language designed for managing data in relational database management systems. MSSQL(MicroSoft Server Query Language)
A software product, developed by Microsoft, whose primary function is to store and retrieve data as requested by other software applications.
and MySQL(MY Structured Query Language)
A relational database management system that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases.
Available under the terms of the GNU GPL, it is the most widely used SQL on the Web.
It is named after developer Michael Widenius' daughter - My.
are currently the most common versions used to store dynamic content for web sites.
SSL - (Secure Socket Layer)
A protocol designed by Netscape Communications to enable encrypted, authenticated communications across the Internet.
Stored Procedure
A subroutine available to applications that access a relational database system. Used to consolidate and centralize logic that was originally implemented in applications.
SVN - (SubVersioN)
A software versioning and a revision control system. Developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation.
TCP/IP - (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)
This is the suite of protocols that defines the Internet. Originally designed for the UNIX(originally UNICS - UNiplexed Information and Computing System)
The Unix operating system was conceived and implemented in 1969 at AT&T's Bell Laboratories.
With a legal glitch forcing AT&T to license the operating system's source code to anyone who asked, Unix quickly grew and became widely adopted by academic institutions and businesses.
operating system, TCP/IP software is now included with every major kind of computer operating system. To be truly on the Internet, your computer must have TCP/IP software.
UNIX - (originally UNICS - UNiplexed Information and Computing System)
The UNIX operating system was conceived and implemented in 1969 at AT&T's Bell Laboratories.
With a legal glitch forcing AT&T to license the operating system's source code to anyone who asked, UNIX quickly grew and became widely adopted by academic institutions and businesses.
URI - (Uniform Resource Identifier)
A string of characters used to identify a name or a resource. Such identification enables interaction with representations of the resource over a network (typically the WebShort for "World Wide Web.") using specific protocols.
URL - (Uniform Resource Locator)
A specific character string that constitutes a reference to an Internet resource.
VPN - (Virtual Private Network)
Usually refers to a network in which some of the parts are connected using the public Internet, but the data sent across the Internet is encrypted, so the entire network is "virtually" private.
WAMP - (Windows Apache Mysql Php)
A software package that allows a user to run common GPL(General Public License)
The GPL is the first copyleft license for general use, which means that derived works can only be distributed under the same license terms as the original work.
WebShort for "World Wide Web." ServerA computer, or a software package, that provides a specific kind of service to client software running on other computers. The term can refer to a particular piece of software, such as a web server, or to the physical machine on which the software is running, programs on the Microsoft Windows operating system.
WCMS - (Web Content Management System)
A software system that provides website authoring, collaboration, and administration tools designed to allow users with little knowledge of web programming languages or markup languages to create and manage WebShort for "World Wide Web." Site content with relative ease.
Web
Short for "World Wide Web."
WebSite
A set of related WebShort for "World Wide Web." pages containing content (media), including text, video, music, audio, images, etc. The relation is generally restricted to a single DomainA common network name under which a collection of network devices or services are organized (e.g., anoldman.com)..
All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the web.
WIKI - (What I Know Is)
Comes from the Hawaiian word "wiki-wiki" which means quick, with a backonym of "What I Know Is".
A WebSiteA set of related Web pages containing content (media), including text, video, music, audio, images, etc. The relation is generally restricted to a single Domain.
All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the web.
for which the content can be easily edited and altered from the BrowserA software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the Web. as a collaborative effort.
WIN32 SDK - (WINdows 32-bit Software Development Kit)
The grandfather of all current Microsoft Operating systems - used to build the first 32-bit version of Windows: Windows NT.
WordPerfect
At the height of its popularity in the early to mid 1980s, it was a dominant player in the word processor market, but has long since been eclipsed in number of users by Microsoft Word.
WWW - (World-Wide Web)
Abbreviated as WWW or W3, and commonly known as the WebShort for "World Wide Web.".
A system of interlinked HyperTextHypertext is text displayed on a computer or other electronic device with references (hyperlinks) to other text that the reader can immediately access, usually by a mouse click or keypress sequence.
Apart from running text, hypertext may contain tables, images and other presentational devices, and is an easy-to-use and flexible format to share information over the Internet.
documents accessed via the Internet. With a web BrowserA software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the Web., one can view web pages that may contain text, images, videos, and other multimedia and navigate between them via hyperlinks.
WYSIWYG - (What You See Is What You Get)
A system in which content (text and graphics) displayed onscreen during editing appears in a form closely corresponding to its appearance when printed or displayed as a finished product
XHTML - (eXtensible HyperText Markup Language)
Basically HTML(HyperText Markup Language)
The coding language used to create hypertext documents for use on the Web.
expressed as valid XML(eXtensible Markup Language)
A markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.
. XHTML(HyperText Markup Language)
The coding language used to create hypertext documents for use on the Web.
is intended to be used in the same places you would use HTML(HyperText Markup Language)
The coding language used to create hypertext documents for use on the Web.
(creating web pages) but is much more strictly defined, which makes it a lot easier to create sofware that can read it, edit it, check it for errors, etc.
XHTML(HyperText Markup Language)
The coding language used to create hypertext documents for use on the Web.
is expected to eventually replace HTML(HyperText Markup Language)
The coding language used to create hypertext documents for use on the Web.
.
XML - (eXtensible Markup Language)
A markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.
XML-RPC - (XML Remote Procedure Call)
A protocol for client-server communication that sends and receives information "on top of" HTTP(HyperText Transfer Protocol)
An application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the Web.
. The data sent and received is in a particular XML(eXtensible Markup Language)
A markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.
format specifically designed for use with the protocol.
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