General Terms

App Store Optimisation

ASO for short. The process of affecting an app’s visibility in an app store search. It aims to make the app rank higher among search hits. It is an important process, seeing as over 60% of apps are discovered this way. The process is similar to SEO for websites.

Application Development

Application development is the process of gathering business requirements, designing, prototyping, coding, testing and ongoing improvements and debugging of software.

 

ArcGIS

A web GIS platform for working with maps and geographic information. It enables you to analyze, share, use, manage mapped information, to apply location-based analysis to your business practices etc.

Ariba

A cloud-based B2B marketplace that provides easy communication between buyers and suppliers. It improves and facilitates the procurement process. The platform works akin to Amazon or eBay, the difference is in the types of offers that can be found there and additional features that is offers.

ASF

Stands for Apache Software Foundation. It is a software organization that provides support to open source projects. It is funded via sponsorships and donations. ASF also provide legal protection to volunteers who contribute to Apache projects. ASF membership is granted to active contributors.

Altium Designer

Altium Designer is a PCB and electronic design automation software package for printed circuit boards.

Atmel AVR

AVR is a family of microcontrollers. These are modified Harvard architecture 8-bit RISC single-chip microcontrollers. AVR was one of the first microcontroller families to use on-chip flash memory for program storage, as opposed to one-time programmable ROM, EPROM, or EEPROM used by other microcontrollers at the time.

Automation

Automation is the technology by which a process or procedure is performed with minimal human assistance.

Back-end

Or the 'server-side' of website development. Basically it is the programming that users don’t see in the browser, but what also powers the website. Back-end facilitates communication between the browser and server, provides smooth functionality akin to a desktop application.

Base SAS

Base SAS is hardware-agile and integrates into any computing infrastructure, enabling you to unify computing efforts and get a single view of your data.

Bitcoin

A form of cryptocurrency created and held electronically. Bitcoin is not physical, it is made digitally and there can be no more the 21 million bitcoins in the world. On the other hand, bitcoin can be divided into smaller entities, up to one hundred millionth of a bitcoin.

Blockchain

A distributed ledger, mostly known for Bitcoin, the first technology it enabled. Blockchain became attractive for its unmatched level of security. Its most widespread implications are digital currencies and payment systems, online privacy, smart contracts, smart property, decentralised name registration, and more.

Boilerplate code

Boilerplate refers to a section of software or HTML code that can be reused in different parts of the program with little to no alteration. This code can be extended to different applications. Popular examples are template programs and mathematical operations.

Brand identity

Brand identity is the visible elements of a brand, such as color, design, and logo, that identify and distinguish the brand in consumers' minds.

Bug

A general term for any failure or defect in the software code or in hardware. There are tools that facilitates finding and dealing with bugs. A bug shouldn’t be confused with an error, which is the resulting message about a problem from an existing bug in the code.

Build Automation

The process of automating the software build development. It facilitates compilation of the source code into binary code, test and deployment automation. It helps to reduce the time on several stages of software development, as well as improve its quality.

Business object

A business object (BO) is a container for application data, such as a customer or an invoice.

Business process

A business process is a collection of linked tasks which find their end in the delivery of a service or product to a client.

Business requirements

Business requirements, also known as stakeholder requirements specifications (StRS), describe the characteristics of a proposed system from the viewpoint of the system's end user like a CONOPS. 

Bytecode

A set of instructions that can be executed by a software interpreter. The compiled programming code runs on a virtual machine, rather than on a specific computer. In Java, for example, it is used to allow Java code to be run in numerous environments once it is compiled using the JVM.

CAD

A type of technology where computer systems are used in creating, optimizing, modifying and analysing a design. Designers and architects use CAD software to simplify and improve their work, as well as improve productivity. CAD software can be used in 2D and 3D space.

CAM

It describes the use of software in the manufacturing process. CAM software is used to create parts related to industries like vehicle powertrain systems or orthopedic implants. CAM can also refer to the use of software in managing all processes on a plant.

CCENT

Stands for Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician. It is the first step in Cisco's certification system. CCENT validates entry-level networking positions. It certifies that the specialist has knowledge of basic network security and has sufficient skills for installing and operating a small enterprise network, as well as troubleshoot it.

Channel partner

A channel partner is a company that partners with a manufacturer or producer to market and sell the manufacturer's products, services, or technologies.

CGI

A web server protocol that allows it to execute programs. The web server can use CGIs to interact with other programs, for example, by giving them user information for processing and then sending the results to the web browser. Common uses are registration and feedback forms.

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