The most important technological innovation of our generation, the Internet is actually a network of networks. The Internet was first known as the ARPANet, the most robust communication technology. It is a system of linked computer networks, international in scope, that facilitates data transfer and communication services, such as remote login, file transfer (FTP), electronic mail (e-mail), newsgroups, and the World Wide Web. The Internet greatly extends the reach of each connected computer network (see: network effect, IP).
also seen as DB -or- dB An organized collection of information, characterized by the use of data fields, it provides a foundation for procedures such as retrieving information, drawing conclusions, and making decisions. In other words, it is an electronic filing system. A database does not have to be digital; a collection of recipes written on index cards and stored in a filing box also counts as a database. Traditional, computerized databases are organized by fields, records, and files. A field is a single piece of information; a record is a complete set of fields; and a file is a collection of records.
The address or URL of a particular Web site, it is the text name corresponding to the numeric IP address of a computer on the Internet. For example: www.netlingo.com is the domain name for the numeric IP address "126.96.36.199." There is an organization called InterNIC that registers domain names for a fee, to keep people from registering the same name. To register a domain name, you can contact a company (such as Network Solutions, Inc.) or you can ask your ISP or hosting company to register names for you.
Developed by Sun Microsystems, it is a programming language specifically designed for writing programs that can be safely downloaded through the Internet without fear of viruses or other harm to computers or files. Using small Java programs called applets, Web pages can include functions such as animations, calculators, and other fancy tricks. Java is a simple, robust, object-oriented, platform-independent, multi-threaded, dynamic, general-purpose programming environment. It is best used for creating applets and applications for intranets, the Internet, and any other complex, distributed network
(pronounced: C-plus-plus) C is a programming language designed by Dennis Ritchie at AT&T Bell Labs, circa 1972, for systems programming on the PDP-11. The language was immediately used to reimplement Unix. It was called "C" (and before that, "NB") because many of its features were derived from an earlier compiler named "B," which in turn was named in commemoration of its parent, BCPL. Before Bjarne Stroustrup settled the question by designing C++, a humorous debate arose over whether C's successor should be named "D" or "P" (following B and C in "BCPL").
Web design is the skill of creating presentations of content (usually hypertext or hypermedia) that is delivered to an end-user through the World Wide Web, by way of a Web browser or other Web-enabled software like Internet television clients, microblogging clients and RSS readers. The intent of web design is to create a web site?? collection of electronic documents and applications that reside on a web server/servers and present content and interactive features/interfaces to the end user in form of Web pages once requested. Such elements as text, bit-mapped images (GIFs, JPEGs) and forms can be placed on the page using HTML/XHTML/XML tags. Displaying more complex media (vector graphics, animations, videos, sounds) requires plug-ins such as Adobe Flash, QuickTime, Java run-time environment, etc. Plug-ins are also embedded into web page by using HTML/XHTML tags.