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3-tier application

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A 3-tier application is an application program that is organized into three major parts, each of which is distributed to a different place or places ...

model-driven development (MDD)

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Model-driven development (MDD) is a paradigm for writing and implementing computer programs quickly, effectively and at minimum cost.

shotgun debugging

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Shotgun debugging is the debugging of a program, hardware, or system problem using the approach of trying several possible solutions at the same time...

development environment

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In computer program and software product development, the development environment is the set of processes and programming tools used to create the ...

Capability Maturity Model (CMM)

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The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) is a methodology used to develop and refine an organization's software development process.

memory-scraping malware

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Memory-scraping malware is a type of malware that helps hackers to find personal data. It examines memory to search for sensitive data that is not ...

stress testing

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Stress testing is the process of determining the ability of a computer, network, program or device to maintain a certain level of effectiveness under...

Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE)

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SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination) is an international framework for assessment of software processes developed ...

pigs and chickens

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Pigs and chickens is an analogy used in the Scrum software development model to define the type of role an attendee can play at a daily scrum meeting.

release

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A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. (Continued...)

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  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces.

  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

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  • FIDO (Fast Identity Online)

    FIDO (Fast ID Online) is a set of technology-agnostic security specifications for strong authentication. FIDO is developed by the...

  • cryptanalysis

    Cryptanalysis is the study of ciphertext, ciphers and cryptosystems with the aim of understanding how they work and finding and ...

  • Trojan horse (computing)

    In computing, a Trojan horse is a program that appears harmless, but is, in fact, malicious.

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  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

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  • cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement)

    A cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement) is an agreement between a cloud service provider and a customer that ensures a ...

  • wear leveling

    Wear leveling is a process that is designed to extend the life of solid-state storage devices.

  • storage area network (SAN)

    A storage area network (SAN) is a dedicated high-speed network or subnetwork that interconnects and presents shared pools of ...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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