Glossary

Abelian (Commutative) Group

  • Group
  • ⟨S,∗⟩ is commutative if ∗ is commutative
    • a ∗ b = b ∗ a for all a, b ∈ S

Access

Microsoft Access is a database management system (DBMS) from Microsoft that combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software-development tools.

AFDX

Avionics Full-Duplex Switched Ethernet (AFDX) is a data network, patented by international aircraft manufacturer Airbus, for safety-critical applications that utilizes dedicated bandwidth while providing deterministic quality of service (QoS). The AFDX data network is a specific implementation of ARINC Specification 664 Part 7, a profiled version of an IEEE 802.3 network per parts 1 & 2, which defines how commercial off-the-shelf networking components will be used for future generation Aircraft Data Networks (ADN).

Agile

Agile software development describes a set of principles for software development under which requirements and solutions evolve through the collaborative effort of self-organizing cross-functional teams. It advocates adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery, and continuous improvement, and it encourages rapid and flexible response to change.

AJAX

Ajax (short for asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is a set of web development nodeniques using many web nodenologies on the client-side to create asynchronous Web applications.

Algebraic Structures

Consists of
  • A nonempty set S
  • One or more binary operations

Algorithm

An algorithm is a well-defined computational procedure that takes a variable input and generates a corresponding output.

Deterministic
Its behaviour is completely determined by the input
Probabilistic (or randomized)
Its behaviour is not completely determined by the input

Apache

The Apache HTTP Server is the world's most used web server software. Apache played a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web, and remained the most popular web server since April 1996. In 2009, it became the first web server software to serve more than 100 million websites.