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.NET is a development platform created by Microsoft that is focused on rapid application development, platform independence and network transparency.


ActiveX is a Microsoft technology for software componentry. It is used to enable cross-software communication.


Active Directory Service Interfaces is developed by Microsoft and gives developers access to multiple directory service providers through an open set of interfaces. Applications written to ADSI will work with any directory service that offers an ADSI provider.


Asynchronous JavaScript and XML is a web development technique for creating interactive web applications using a combination of web document formats, styles and models to exchange data asynchronously with web servers.


Active Server Pages is Microsoft's server-side technology for dynamically-generated web pages.


ASP.NET is A set of web development technologies that enable programmers to build web applications and XML web services.


Active Template Library is a set of prepackaged program routines for use when creating Active Server Page code and other Active X program components with C++.


C is a low-level standardized programming language for use on the UNIX operating system. It has since spread to many other operating systems, and is one of the most widely used programming languages.


This object-oriented programming (OOP) language is the best language for creating large-scale applications. C++ is a superset of the C language.


C# is an ECMA-compliant programming language deisgned to support .NET development.


Component Object Model is an open standard that specifies how components work together and interoperate. COM is used as the basis for Active X and OLE. The use of the COM API ensures that a software object can be launched within an application using a wide variety of programming languages.


Cascading Style Sheets is a standard stylesheet language for describing the presentation of a document written in a markup language like HTML or XHTML. CSS can be applied to any application of XML as well, such as SVG or XUL. The CSS specifications are maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).


COM+ is an extension of COM. COM+ introducs an improved version of SPM (In-Memory Database). It also provides an asynchronous event service for generating events in multiple clients. And it uses the MSMQ services more transparently. It also automates load balancing when multiple servers are involved in an application.

Crystal Reports

Crystal Reports is a business intelligence application used to design and generate reports based on a wide scale of data sources like Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, MySQL and Oracle, Microsoft Excel, text files, groupware applications and other data source accessible through ODBC or OLAP.


Distributed Component Object Model is an addition to COM that facilitates the transparent distribution of objects over networks and over the Internet.


Dynamic HTML is a technique of creating web page interaction and design elements by using a combination of the static markup language like HTML, JavaScript, CSS and/or the Document Object Model.

HP Openview

IT os resource management software from Hewlett Packard. It is similar to Tivoli from IBM.


Hypertext Markup Language is designed for defining the structure of web pages and other information viewable in a browser.

IBM Lotus Notes

Lotus Notes is a proprietary, client-server collaborative database and email system.

IBM Tivoli

Tivoli is a systems management platform from IBM which allows for remote system administration, configuration, and software installation.


Internet Message Access Protocol is an application layer Internet protocol used for accessing email on a remote server from a local client.


Java 2 Enterprise Edition or Java EE (formerly also J2EE) is a programming platform for developing and running distributed multi-tier architecture applications, based largely on modular components running on an application server.


Java is cross-platform object-oriented programming language maintained and updated by Sun Microsystems.


Java Server Pages is a server-side scripting technology that enables Java code to be dynamically embedded within Web pages and executed when the page is served, returning dynamic content to a client.


LDAP is the IETF designed and specified the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol makes use of X.500 directories and defines a relatively simple protocol for updating and searching directories running over TCP/IP.

Lotus Notes API

Provides a platform and version independent method of accessing Notes data and services.


Messaging Application Programming Interface allows client programs to become (electronic mail) messaging-enabled, -aware, or -based by calling MAPI subsystem routines that interface with certain messaging systems and message stores.


Microsoft Foundation Class Library is a collection of generalized definitions used in object-oriented programming that can be used in building application programs.

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is a relational database management system packaged with Microsoft Office Professional which combines the Jet relational database engine with a graphical interface.

Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server is a collaborative software server. The use of Microsoft Exchange is very widespread in large corporations using Microsoft infrastructure solutions.


Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions is an Internet Standard for the format of e-mail. Virtually all Internet e-mail is transmitted via SMTP in MIME format.


Oracle is a relational database management system developed and copyrighted by the Oracle Corporation. An Oracle database, is a collection of data managed by an Oracle database management system or DBMS.


Post Office Protocol is an application layer Internet standard protocol used to retrieve email from a remote server to a local client over a TCP/IP connection. Nearly all individual Internet service provider email accounts are accessed via POP3.


Relational Database Management System that is based on the relational model as introduced by Edgar F. Codd.


Rich Internet Applications. RIAs are web applications that incorporate many of the advantages of desktop applications. They are typically faster and more interactive than traditional web applications and provide a richer set of controls that offer an improved and more engaging user experience.


Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is the de facto standard for email transmission across the Internet.


Structured Query Language is a standard interactive and programming language for getting information from and updating a database.

Windows API

Windows API is a set of application programming interfaces available in the Microsoft Windows operating systems.


Extensible Markup Language is a simple, very flexible text format derived from SGML (ISO 8879). Originally designed to meet the challenges of large-scale electronic publishing, XML is also playing an increasingly important role in the exchange of a wide variety of data on the Web and elsewhere.


XML Schema Definition is an instance of an XML schema written in the XML Schema language. An XSD defines a type of XML document in terms of constraints upon what elements and attributes may appear, their relationship to each other, what types of data may be in them, and other things.


Extensible Style Language is a style sheet language aimed at activities such as rearranging the document that are not supported by CSS, though XSL and CSS share the same underlying concepts. XSL can be used to style XML documents u sing sets of rules and definitions of actions to be applied. XSL is a specification from the W3C.


Extensible Style Language Transformations is an XML-based language used in conjunction with specialized processing software, for the transformation of XML documents.

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