Common terms that you may encounter on this site.
Commercial Off The Shelf - a readily available, and usually costly, application system.
Cascading Style Sheet - a hierarchical means of specifying how to format HTML elements on the page
A collection of data related to an application.
An application set that is designed to produce web sites and edit code. For some uses, it constitutes an IDE, in others it is inadequate for that.
An open-source content management system that is used on this site and is taking over the world.
An Open Source application that provides the framework for an IDE.
Frequently Asked Question - most web sites get questions; the owner may collect the frequent ones to be easily asnwered.
HyperText Markup Language - the coding standard for a web page.
Interactive Deveopment Environment - a collection of tools or applications that allow a developer to produce, test, and document code.
The technique which points to another page, anywhere on the Internet, from the current page.
A Unix variant that has become very popular. It has itself spawned numerous variants, although not all of those enjoy open-source status.
The beautiful, intelligent woman who runs this site.
Recursive acronym for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor" - is a widely-used Open Source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.
Project Management Professional is a certification issued by the Project Management Institute and is sort of like a CPA for project managers. The certification requires a certain amount of base and continuing education, experience, and passing a monstrous test. Some employers require it for project managers.
A type of database that more closely resembles a flat file, yet is accessible by a full-featured query specification.
A logically grouped set of content - also web site.
Unsolicited email or web site postings that are undesirable, usually containing links to other sites.
Structured Query Language - a language for accessing a database.
For web sites, this refers to the "look and feel" of the site. It is also used to describe the code to produce that look.
An alternative computer operating system originally intended to be smaller than mainstream OS's. It is the basis for other OS's such as Linux and even provided some inspiration for Windows.