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Appendix B. Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

ActiveX

Microsoft ActiveX controls can be installed into the Internet Explorer web browser and extend the capabilities of a website beyond cascading style sheets and JavaScript.

AJAX

Asynchronous Javascript and XML. AJAX technology uses JavaScript and the capabilities of modern web browsers to send and receive information from the web server in the background. AJAX libraries also include an array of features for enhancing and manipulating the HTML in a web page and bringing web applications closer to the experience seen inside a Windows client program.

API

Application Programming Interface. Some components expose methods of automating or customizing features. Developers write code to utilize the methods in the API.

ASCX

This is the file extension of an ASP.Net web user control. A web user control provides an independent feature that can easily be added or removed from a web page.

ASP.Net

The primary web development platform from Microsoft based on the .Net Framework, a managed platform for building Windows-based solutions.

Assembly

A compiled file for the .Net platform. Assembly files have a .DLL file extension. All .Net languages compile into DLL files that contain Intermediate Language.

Blog

A common term for a web log or online diary. The author writes posts on various topics for the public to read. Some blogs provide a feature for visitors to leave comments and enable a conversation.

C#

A common programming language in the Microsoft .Net Framework. ...

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