Glossary of Internet terms. Underlined orange links point to terms within this Glossary.
- Newbie / Noob
Software programs that are initially freely available for download but always start with a message asking you to register or purchase the full version.
A set of space in a program reserved for naming variables, hashes, array, files etc. If a "name" is declared within a namespace, it stays constant until the program terminates. If the "name" is redeclared, it will overwrite the original value. Multiple namespaces can exist within a program.
a metic measurement prefix meaing one billionth. E.g. Nanosecond, meaning one billionth of a second.
A web browser developed by Netscape. Used to surf the Internet. Initially sold commercially (to businesses) until Microsoft saw the competition as a threat and released it's own free version. The US goverment then took MS to court but MS argued that it was part of a greater package (Windows) therefore was not actually free.
Placing a block of code within the same type of block. For example, you could next an entire HTML table within a HTML table's cell and you'd have a nested table.
Two or more computers connected together for the sharing of resources, usually via a cable or lead that links network or ethernet cards. When two or more networks are connect, you have an internet
Newbie / Noob
Someone new to the Internet as a whole or new to a particular forum, game or chat room.