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    client side framework

    There are two sides to web development – the server side and the client side. A server side framework typically uses a programming language with a compiler and runs on a Web server, such as Node, PHP and ASP.NET.

  • A

    application service provider (ASP)

    An application service provider (ASP) is an old-fashioned name for a company that offers individuals or enterprises internet access to applications and related services.

  • AutoRABIT

    AutoRABIT is an end-to-end release management suite specifically aimed at streamlining the development and release of Salesforce.com applications by automating their continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) processes.

  • B

    Bean

    In its JavaBeans application program interface for writing a component, Sun Microsystems calls a component a "Bean" (thus continuing their coffee analogy).

  • BSA | The Software Alliance

    BSA | The Software Alliance is an advocate for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy. BSA’s policy team works with governments and public stakeholders across the globe to support the global software industry on issues including data privacy and security, intellectual property and trade.

  • business service provider (BSP)

    A business service provider (BSP) is a company that rents third-party software application packages to their customers.

  • C

    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)

  • Common Language Infrastructure (CLI)

    Part of Microsoft's .NET strategy, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) enables an application program written in any of several commonly-used programming languages to be run on any operating system using a common runtime program rather than a language-specific one.

  • D

    dynamic application security testing (DAST)

    A dynamic application security test (DAST) is a program used by developers to analyze a web application (web app), while in runtime, and identify any security vulnerabilities or weaknesses.

  • dynamic DNS service

    A dynamic DNS (domain name system) service is a company that charges a small fee to allow a user connecting to the Internet with a dynamic IP address to be able to use applications that require a static IP address.

  • F

    forward compatible

    Forward compatible describes a system that is designed in such a way that it fits with planned future versions of itself.

  • G

    GraphQL

    GraphQL is a query language that allows developers to ask for specific data and return that data from multiple sources through a single API call. The client defines the structure of the data needed, and the server returns the data using the exact same structure.

  • J

    Jenkins X

    Jenkins X is an open source system that provides continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD) and automated testing tools designed for cloud-native applications in a Kubernetes environment.

  • M

    Middleware as a Service (MWaaS)

    Middleware as a Service (MWaaS) is the distribution model wherein middleware is offered as a cloud-based service, rather than as an on-premise solution. It is often offered as part of a cloud-based suite.

  • N

    native code

    Native code is computer programming (code) that is compiled to run with a particular processor and its set of instructions.

  • non-virtual hosting

    Non-virtual hosting is offering to host a Web site for an Internet user or company within the same domain name as that of the service provider.

  • R

    React Native

    React Native is an open source JavaScript framework for mobile application development. The framework is based on Facebook’s user interface (UI) JavaScript library, React, and can be used to design apps for the web, iOS and Android.

  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

    Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is a protocol that one program can use to request a service from a program located in another computer on a network without having to understand the network's details.

  • S

    Service Integration Maturity Model (SIMM)

    The Service Integration Maturity Model (SIMM) is a paradigm developed by IBM that defines the extent to which various services are integrated in a service-oriented architecture (SOA)... (Continued)

  • source code

    Source code is the fundamental component of a computer program that is created by a programmer. It can be read and easily understood by a human being.

  • Spring Framework

    The Spring Framework (Spring) is an open-source application framework that provides infrastructure support for developing Java applications.

  • system of systems (SoS)

    System of systems (SoS)  is a way to view multiple, small independent systems in context as part of a larger, more complex system.

  • T

    The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)

    The Open Group Architecture Framework, or TOGAF gives software architects a structured approach for organizing and governing their software technology design, development and maintenance.

  • top-level domain (TLD)

    A top-level domain (TLD) identifies the most general part of the domain name in an Internet address. The TLD always follows the last dot in a URL. (Continued)

  • Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC)

    The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) is a worldwide consortium that establishes standards intended to promote the fast, efficient and reliable execution of e-commerce and database transactions... (Continued)

  • Tyk

    Tyk is an open source application program interface (API) gateway management tool.

  • W

    Web services

    Web services are a type of internet software that use standardized messaging protocols and are made available from an application service provider’s web server for use by a client or other web-based programs.

  • Web Services: Glossary

    This is a glossary of terms related to Web services.

  • Web site hosting

    See the more comprehensive definition of Hosting. Web hosting (also known as Webhosting, Web site hosting, and hosting) is the business of housing, serving, and maintaining files for one or more Web site.

  • Web Solution Platform (Distributed interNet Applications Architecture (DNA))

    (In chemistry, DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid.

  • WebLogic

    BEA Systems' WebLogic is a server software application that runs on a middle tier, between back-end databases and related applications and browser-based thin clients.

  • WSTx (Web Services Transactions)

    WSTx (Web Services Transaction) is a set of XML markup specifications designed to permit the use of open, standard protocols for secure, reliable transactions across the Web... (Continued)

  • Z

    Zope (Z Object Publishing Environment)

    Zope (Z Object Publishing Environment)is a Web site builder and server that uses the idea that it is serving (or "publishing") objects rather than merely providing content that will be added to a Web page.

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