April 19, 2014
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More articles by Jim Minatel

editor@developer.com

Term of the Week: Interpreted Language

Look at what makes BASIC, JavaScript, and PHP interpreted languages and how are they different from compiled languages.

Term of the Week: Data Types

Gain an understanding of why data types and type checking are so important in programming.

Term of the Week: Variables

Discover what variables are and how they can help you.

Term of the Week: Patterns

Learn how patterns incorporate developer experiences for better software reuse.

Term of the Week: Software Factories

Building software using principles from manufacturing factories is the next step in software development efficiency.

Term of the Week: Obfuscate

Hide your code from prying eyes.

Term of the Week: Zombies and Phishing

See how hackers turn armies of users' PCs into an attack force and trick naive users into giving up sensitive data.

Term of the Week: Hacker

Despite differing intentions and motives, a hacker by any other name is still a hacker.

Term of the Week: Spyware and Adware

What are spyware and adware and are they a danger to your computer?

Term of the Week: Spam

Here is a term that is getting a lot of press lately. Find out what it is and how it can effect you.

Malware Defined: Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses

The first step to protecting yourself from viruses, worms, trojan horses, and other threats is understanding them.

Grid Computing Defined

Should You Build Your Own SuperComputer from Spare PCs using Grid Computing?

Term of the Week: SALT

Discover how the SALT (Speech Application Language Tags) specification pairs speech with HTML, XHTML, and XML.

Term of the Week: Framework

See what the key components of a framework are and learn why there's more to frameworks than .NET Framework, Struts, and Cocoon.

Term of the Week: Smart Client

What constitutes a 'smart client' and what programs or languages are involved?

Term of the Week: Business Intelligence

If you are not already familiar with the term Business Intelligence, now is a good time to start learning.

XAML Defined

Take a look at XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language.) XAML is the codename for a new Microsoft markup language used to create UI elements for client applications in the forthcoming Windows release codenamed 'Longhorn.'

Term of the Week: Open Source

Do you want to get involved in the heated conversations around the water cooler? At the very least, you need to understand the term Open Source and what it means to the software industry. Here is where you start.

Term of the Week: Generics

Here is your chance to catch up on one of programming hot topics... Generics.

Term of the Week: XHTML

Designed to pick up where HTML left off, XHTML extends information even further.

Term of the Week: RSS

RSS feeds are popping up everywhere! Learn what RSS is as well as how you can use and provide your own RSS feeds.

Term of the Week: Service Oriented Architecture

Learn the defining concepts behind Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).

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