A - Definitions

  • A

    access provider

    An access provider is any organization that arranges for an individual or an organization to have access to the Internet.

  • ActionScript

    ActionScript is an object-oriented programming (OOP) language that is designed specifically for Web site animation.

  • aglet (agile applet)

    In computer technology, an aglet (or "agile applet") is a small application program or applet with the capability to serve as a mobile agent of services in a computer network.

  • alias

    In general, as a noun, an alias (pronounced AY-lee-uhs) is an alternate name for someone or something.

  • Amaya

    Amaya is the Web browser that was developed by members of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as a practical tool as well as a testing ground for W3C ideas.

  • American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN)

    The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is the nonprofit corporation responsible for managing Internet number resources (IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and Autonomous System Numbers) for Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands and the United States.

  • anchor

    In Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), an anchor is the establishing of a term, phrase, image, or other information object as being either: The target of a hypertext link within a document, or A reference (a link you can select) to such a target Note that any HTML file name is automatically an anchor or target that can be linked to.

  • animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)

    An animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) file is a graphic image on a Web page that moves - for example, a twirling icon or a banner with a hand that waves or letters that magically get larger.

  • anonymous FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

    Using the Internet's File Transfer Protocol (FTP), anonymous FTP is a method for giving users access to files so that they don't need to identify themselves to the server.

  • Apache

    Apache is a freely available Web server that is distributed under an "open source" license.

  • API economy (application programming interface economy)

    API economy describes the growing economic impact a successful application programming interface (APIs) can provide.

  • API management

    The goal of API management is to allow an organization that publishes an API to monitor the interface’s lifecycle and make sure the needs of developers and applications using the API are being met.

  • applet

    An applet (little application) is a small software program that supports a larger application program. In the past, the term applet was often associated with the Java programming language.

  • appliance computing

    Appliance computing is an Internet-based computing architecture where software applications reside on a Web server rather than on the end-user's workstation.

  • application integration (enterprise application integration or EAI)

    Application integration (sometimes called enterprise application integration or EAI) is the process of bringing data or a function from one application program together with that of another application program.

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