Tech terms

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Tech terms
2014-03-30 13:46:13

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  1. Computers that connect to servers
  2. Computers that provide data to other computers.
  3. An application used to access and view websites.
  4. Code made up of numbers separated by three dots that identifies a particular computer on the Internet. Every computer, whether it be a Web server or the computer you're using right now, requires one to connect to the Internet.
    IP Address
  5. DNS. Without it, we would have to remember the IP address of every site we wanted to visit, instead of just the domain name.
    Domain Name System
  6. In order to connect to the internet, you need an ISP.
    Internet Service Provider
  7. An API is a set of commands, functions, and protocols which programmers can use when building software for a specific operating system. The API allows programmers to use predefined functions to interact with the operating system, instead of writing them from scratch.
    Application Program Interface
  8. JSON is a text-based data interchange format designed for transmitting structured data. It is most commonly used for transferring data between web applications and web servers. JSON is often viewed as an alternative to XML, another plain text data interchange format.
    JavaScript Object Notation
  9. This is the protocol used to transfer data over the World Wide Web. That's why all Web site addresses begin with "http://".
    HyperText Transfer Protocol
  10. The GUI refers to the interface of a computer that allows users to click and drag objects with a mouse instead of entering text at a command line.
    Graphical User Interface