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The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing by Krista Van Laan

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Appendix A

Tech Talk: The Tech Writer’s Glossary

Definitions for some of the words and terms used in this book.

active voice. The voice used to indicate that the subject of a sentence is directly performing the action expressed by the verb.

Agile. A software development methodology based on iterative and incremental development.

Ajax. (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) A method of combining interactive applications such as JavaScript, dynamic HTML, XML, CSS, and others on a web page.

API. (Application Programming Interface) An interface that enables one program to interact with another.

application. Software that lets a user perform a particular task or set of tasks.

ascenders. The highest part of a character in a typeface.

ASCII. ASCII (American ...

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