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

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  • remote deposit capture (RDC) - Remote deposit capture (RDC) is a system that allows a customer to scan checks remotely and transmit the check images to a bank for deposit, usually via an encrypted Internet connection.
  • search engine results page (SERP) - A search engine results page (SERP) is the list of results that a search engine returns in response to a specific word or phrase query.
  • Security as a Service (SaaS) - Security-as-a-service (SaaS) is an outsourcing model for security management.
  • service-component architecture (SCA) - Service-component architecture (SCA) is a group of specifications intended for the development of applications based on service-oriented architecture (SOA), which defines how computing entities interact to perform work for each other.
  • service-oriented architecture (SOA) - Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a software development model that allows services to communicate across different platforms and languages to form applications.
  • service-oriented integration (SOI) - SOI is also an abbreviation for Silicon-On-Insulator.
  • service-oriented management (SOM) - Service-oriented management (SOM) is the operational management of service delivery within a service-oriented architecture (SOA).
  • single-page application (SPA) - A single-page application (SPA) is a Web app that is presented to the user through a single HTML page to more closely replicate a desktop application.
  • single-serving site - A single-serving site is a one-page, one-purpose website with a dedicated domain name.
  • SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language) - SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language), is a language that allows Web site creators to be able to easily define and synchronize multimedia elements (video, sound, still images) for Web presentation and interaction.
  • SnapLogic - SnapLogic is a software company that offers cloud integration products to allow customers to connect cloud-based data and applications with on-premise business systems.
  • social computing - Social computing is the collaborative and interactive nature of online behavior.
  • software agent - A software agent is a persistent, goal-oriented computer program that reacts to its environment and runs without continuous direct supervision to perform some function for an end user or another program.
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) - Software as a service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet.
  • software testing - Software testing is a method of assessing the functionality of a software program.
  • solution stack - A solution stack is an ordered collection of software that makes it possible to complete a particular task.
  • SPI model - SPI is an acronym for the most common cloud computing service models, software as a service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service.
  • stateless app - A stateless app is an application program that does not save client data generated in one session for use in the next session with that client.
  • static testing - Static testing is a software testing method that involves the examination of a program, along with any associated documents, but does not require the program to be executed.
  • storage as a service (STaaS) - Storage as a service can be delivered on premises from infrastructure that is dedicated to a single customer, or it can be delivered from the public cloud as a shared service that's purchased by subscription and is billed according to one or more usage metrics.
  • streaming application - A streaming application is a program that has its necessary components downloaded as needed instead of being installed ahead of time on a computer.
  • 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.
  • virtual appliance - A virtual appliance is a virtual machine image file consisting of a pre-configured operating system environment and a single application.
  • virtual machine configuration - Virtual machine configuration is the arrangement of resources assigned to a virtual machine.
  • web application development - Web app development is the creation of application programs that reside on remote servers and are delivered to the user’s device over the Internet.
  • Web Intermediaries (WBI) - Web Intermediaries (WBI - pronounced "webby") is a framework and set of programming tools from IBM for the uniform creation and control of intermediary programs such as proxy servers, transcoding processors, and any kind of program that sits somewhere between two end points in a network.
  • Web self-service - Web self-service is a type of electronic support (e-support) that allows customers and employees to access information and perform routine tasks over the Internet, without requiring any interaction with a representative of an enterprise.
  • Web Service Choreography Interface (WSCI) - Web Service Choreography Interface (WSCI) is a programming language that provides a global, message-oriented view of processes involving multiple Web services.
  • web service orchestration - Service orchestration is the coordination or integration of several services and exposing them as a single service.
  • 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 Description Language (WSDL) - The Web Services Description Language (WSDL) is an XML-based language used to describe the services a business offers and to provide a way for individuals and other businesses to access those services electronically.
  • Web Services Trust Language (WS-Trust) - Web Services Trust Language (WS-Trust) is a specification that uses the secure messaging mechanisms of WS-Security to facilitate trust relationships in diverse Web service environments.
  • Web Services: Glossary - This is a glossary of terms related to Web services.
  • Web Solution Platform (Distributed interNet Applications Architecture (DNA)) - (In chemistry, DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid.
  • Web stack - A Web stack is the collection of software required for Web development.
  • WebSocket - WebSocket is a communications protocol for a persistent, bi-directional, full duplex TCP connection from a user’s web browser to a server.
  • What is Testing as a Service (TaaS)? - Testing as a service (TaaS) is an outsourcing model in which testing activities associated with some of an organization's business activities are performed by a service provider rather than in-house employees.
  • WHATWG (Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group) - The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) is a community of computer professionals and general users with an interest in improving HTML (Hypertext Markup Language).
  • wildcard certificate - A wildcard certificate is a digital certificate that is applied to a domain and all its subdomains.
  • Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) - Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) is a portal-based platform for creating, managing and sharing documents and customized Web services.
  • WS-AtomicTransaction (WS-AT) - WS-AtomicTransaction, also called Web Services Atomic Transaction or WS-AT, is a specification that defines how single transactions are carried out based on WS-Coordination and WS-Transaction, companion specifications for information exchange in business processes.
  • WS-Coordination (Web Services Coordination) - WS-Coordination (Web Services Coordination) is a proposed IT industry standard for how individual Web services can interact in order to accomplish an application task.
  • WS-I Organization (Web Services Interoperability) - The WS-I (Web Services Interoperability) Organization is an association of IT industry companies, including IBM and Microsoft, that aim to create Web services specifications that all companies can use.
  • WS-Policy (Web Services Policy Framework specifications) - WS-Policy is an abbreviation for the Web Services Policy specifications, members of the core Web Services architecture specifications.
  • WS-SecureConversation (Web Services Secure Conversation Language) - WS-SecureConversation, also called Web Services Secure Conversation Language, is a specification that provides secure communication between Web services using session keys.
  • WS-Security (Web Services Security) - WS-Security (Web Services Security) is a proposed IT industry standard that addresses security when data is exchanged as part of a Web service.
  • WS-Transaction - WS-Transaction is one of a series of specifications from an industry group that includes IBM, Microsoft, and BEA Systems.
  • XaaS (Anything as a Service) - XaaS is a general, collective term that refers to the delivery of anything as a service.
  • XML Core Services - XML Core Services (formerly known as MSXML, for Microsoft Extensible Markup Language or XML) is an application for processing Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT) in an XML file.

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