General Terms

IoT

Short for Internet of Things. The concept of basically connecting any device (cell phones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices, etc.) with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other). 

ISTQB

Stands for International Software Testing Qualifications Board, provides internationally accepted software online-testing certification.

KISS

Stands for "Keep It Stupid Simple",  a principle in software engineering for reminding people and companies to keep their information and products simple. 

Legacy Codebase

Source code inherited from an older version of the software.

Machine Learning

Explores the study and construction of algorithms that can learn from and make predictions on data.

Magnifico

A software and services company that provides end-to-end services, business process outsourcing, consulting, implementation, etc. 

MailChimp

An email marketing platform, which helps to send bulk emails to customers and clients.

Mainframe

A type of a large central computer with bigger amount of storage, more processing power, high level of reliability, used for large-scale computing purposes that require greater availability and security.

Malware (Security)

Any software used to disrupt computer operations, gather sensitive information, gain access to private computer systems, or display unwanted advertising.

Mathematica

A integrated environment for technical computing, programming, that has a computer algebra system and incorporates mathematical symbolic computation, arbitrary precision arithmetic, graphics, text processing. 

MCITP

Stands for Microsoft Certified IT Professional, a credential that an individual can perform a certain job role with a Microsoft technologies, database, enterprise or virtualization administrator.

mCommerce

The process of buying and selling goods and services through wireless handheld devices (cellular telephone and personal digital assistants), which enables users to acess Internet without needing to find a place to plug in.

Microcontrollers

A small and low-cost computer built for the purpose of dealing with specific tasks on a single integrated circuit, usually are embedded in other consumer products, appliances for computer systems.

Microsoft Office

An office suite of applications and services developed by Microsoft. It now includes such desktop apps: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft OneNote etc.

Merchant Model OTA

A distribution strategy that uses third party websites to sell hotel rooms or inventory or packages and customers pay at the time of booking. It's used by Expedia.

Middleware

A computer software, which sits between the operating system and applications.Сan be described as a 'software glue'.

MVVM

Short for Model-View-ViewModel. A software design pattern, which is widely used in the development of UI-centric programs. Helps developers separate the Model, which is the data, from the View, which is the user interface. 

Monetization

The process of converting something that once was free into a product that is sold.

Native Mobile Development

Usage of the native language of the platform (Objective-C on iOS, and Java on Android) in the machine code, leading to the best performance you can get from the mobile phone.

Networking

A construction, design, and usage of a network, including selection of communication protocol and managing the network.

NLP

Short for Natural Language Processing. A way for computers to analyze, understand and derive meaning from human language in a smart and useful way.  

NetSuite

The leading integrated cloud business software suite, including business accounting, ERP, CRM and e-commerce software.

Online Marketplace

A type of e-commerce site where product or service information is provided by multiple third parties, whereas transactions are processed by the marketplace operator.

OpenCV

An open source computer vision and machine learning software library, which was built to speed up the use of machine perception in the commercial products. Has C++, C, Python & Java interfaces. 

OpenGL

Short for Open Graphics Library. A cross-language, cross-platform API  for developing 2D and 3D graphics applications. 

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