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An advanced programming language used for
programming advanced computer applications.
C++ (C Plus Plus)
The same as C with added object-oriented
C# (C Sharp)
A Microsoft version of C++ with
added Java-like functions.
A term used to describe if it is of importance
to use upper or lower case letters.
In web terms: A web browser or web server
feature which stores copies of web
pages on a computer's hard disk.
An on-line text-based communication between
CGI (Common Gateway
A set of rules that describes how a CGI
program communicates with a web server.
The folder (or directory) on a
web server that stores CGI programs.
A small program that handles input and output
from a web server. Often CGI programs
are used for handling forms input or database
A codec for computer video.
See Web Client.
In web terms: The communication and separation
of workload between a web client and a web
In web terms: A mouse click on a hyperlink
element (such as text or picture)
on a web page which creates an event such
as taking a visitor to another web page
or another part of the same page.
The number of times visitors click
on a hyperlink (or advertisement)
on a page, as a percentage of the number
of times the page has been displayed.
Common term for the technology used for
compressing and decompressing data.
A standard (language and a set of rules)
to allow computers to interact in a standard
way. Examples are IP, FTP,
Learn more about Communication Protocols
in our TCP/IP tutorial
A method of reducing the size (compress)
of web documents or graphics for faster
delivery via the web.
A computer program that can harm a computer
by displaying messages, deleting files,
or even destroying the computer's operating
Information from a web server, stored on
your computer by your web browser. The purpose
of a cookie is to provide information about
your visit to the website for use by the
server during a later visit.
Web development software for most platforms
(Linux, Unix, Solaris and Windows).
A W3C recommended language for
defining style (such as font, size,
color, spacing, etc.) for web documents.
Learn more about CSS in our CSS