DevOps Definitions

  • A

    alias

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

  • 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.

  • at sign (address sign or @)

    On the Internet, @ (pronounced "at" or "at sign" or "address sign") is the symbol in an e-mail address that separates the name of the user from the user's Internet address, as in this hypothetical e-mail address example: msmuffet@tuffet.

  • awk

    awk (also written as Awk and AWK) is a utility that enables a programmer to write tiny but effective programs in the form of statements that define text patterns that are to be searched for in each line of a document and the action that is to be taken when a match is found within a line.

  • B

    banner

    Depending on how it's used, a banner is either a graphic image that announces the name or identity of a site (and often is spread across the width of the Web page) or is an advertising image.

  • banner blindness

    Banner blindness is the tendency of people to ignore banner ads on Web sites.

  • browserless Web

    The browserless Web describes communication over the World Wide Web between programs rather than between people (with their Web browsers) and the server programs at Web sites.

  • buddy icon (buddy avatar)

    In AOL instant messaging, a buddy icon (sometimes called a buddy avatar) is a small image that a user can add to the lower left-hand corner of an instant message to represent the user or a buddy in their buddy list.

  • buddy list

    In instant messaging (IM) applications on a personal computer (PC), or on a cellular telephone with text display, a buddy list is a list of people a user wants to keep track of.

  • C

    chat room

    A chat room is a Web site, part of a Web site, or part of an online service such as America Online, that provides a venue for communities of users with a common interest to communicate in real time.

  • chatting

    For terms frequently used in online keyboard chatting, see chat acronyms/IRC/BBS. On the Internet, chatting is talking to other people who are using the Internet at the same time you are.

  • choreography

    Choreography, in a Web services context, refers to specifications for how messages should flow among diverse, interconnected components and applications to ensure optimum interoperability... (Continued)

  • class diagram

    A class diagram is an illustration of the relationships and source code dependencies among classes in the Unified Modeling Language (UML)... (Continued)

  • clickthrough rate (CTR)

    In banner advertising on a Web site, the clickthrough rate (CTR) is the percentage of times that viewers of a Web page click on a given banner ad.

  • collaborative citizen journalism (CCJ)

    Collaborative citizen journalism (CCJ), a concept made possible by the Internet and the advent of blogging, is the pooling of research and reporting by volunteers to develop journalistic news stories or to critically examine existing ones, especially stories from the mainstream media... (Continued)

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