Application Development

Definitions about software applications and development including operating system vocabulary, programming terminology, words about Internet applications and app/dev definitions.

Agile, Scrum, XP

Terms related to agile software development, including definitions about Scrum and words and phrases about user stories, extreme programming (XP), Crystal, feature-driven development and Adaptive.

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Apple

Terms related to Apple Computer, including definitions about MacBooks and words and phrases about i-everything.

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Internet applications

This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce and cloud computing.

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Linux

Terms related to Linux, including definitions about open source and words and phrases about Linux distributions and software development.

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  • Docker - Docker is an open-source initiative that enables a Linux application and its dependencies to be p...
  • Linux stream - A Linux stream is information traveling in a Linux shell from one process to another via a pipe, ...
  • Linux kernel panic - Linux kernel panic occurs when the operating system discovers a potentially fatal error that affe...
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Open source

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  • OpenSSL - OpenSSL is a general purpose cryptography library that provides an open source implementation of ...
  • MapR - MapR is a software company based out of San Jose, California that was founded in 2009.
  • MongoDB - MongoDB is an open source database that uses a document-oriented data model.
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Operating systems

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Programming

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  • Easter Egg - An Easter Egg is an unexpected surprise -- an undocumented procedure or unauthorized feature that...
  • NetBeans - NetBeans is a Java-based integrated development environment (IDE). The term also refers to the ID...
  • scraper site - A scraper site is a website that features content stolen from other sites and presented as origin...
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Software applications

Terms related to software applications, including definitions about software programs for vertical industries and words and phrases about software development, use and management.

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Software development

Terms related to software development, including definitions about programming and words and phrases about Scrum, Agile and waterfall methodologies.

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Web services, SOA

Terms related to web services, including definitions about service-oriented architecture (SOA) and words and phrases about web applications that use XML and HTTP.

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Windows

Terms related to Windows, including definitions about bugs or patches and words and phrases about Microsoft operating systems.

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