Acronym for : Local Area Network. A network of computers within a single building or campus. Antonym : WAN
An error in programs that fail to release resources (memory and cpu) when processes are terminated, causing abuild up of utilised resources until the computer is either rebooted or crashes. Memory leaks are most common in Windows programs. Other programs have automated clean up sweeps known as "garbage collection processes". See also Memory
A collection of files that store commonly used functions and subroutines allowing programmers to quickly execute code which is commonly used by drawing on pre-written functions.
Permission to use copies of copyrighted or patented software. Most software is licesed not sold. That is, when you purchase software, you are granted permission to use the software on one computer, but you do not own the software therefore cannot resell it.
Filling an object with two colors so that the first color smoothly blends in to the second color with the angle usually controlled by the illustrator. See also Radial Fill.
An open source UNIX based kernel. Often referred to as an Operating system.
Any file that logs information of user actions. Most web servers offer access to the accesslog which stores information about the computer of each of your website visitors, such the IP address and the date and time of the hit
Acronym for : Laughed Out Loud or Laughing Out Loud. Commonly used in online chat rooms.
a block of code that repeats itself until a given condition is met. (For loop, while loop). A common mistake by programmers can cause "Infinite loops" which run until a computers resources have been exhausted. For example the code below be an infinite loop because $a would always be less than 10 :