List of Technology Acronyms

By: Dusty Arlia
Published on September 9, 2012
Last Updated on Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 8:31 PM
Total Updates: 34

Acronym Meaning
.NET Not an acronym. .NET was given its name for its connotation and character length.
ACID Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability
Ajax Asynchronous JavaScript and XML
AMP Apache, MySQL, and PHP
API Application Programming Interface
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency
ARPANET Advanced Research Project Agency Network
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
AWS Amazon Web Services
BASE Basically Available, Soft state, Eventual consistency
BCC Blind Carbon Copy
Blob Binary Large Data
BOM Browser Object Model
CC Carbon Copy
CDN Content Distribution Network
Codec portmanteau of "coder-decoder"
CR Carriage Return
CSS Cascading Style Sheets
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DB Data Base (the term "database" evolved from "data base".)
DDI Device Driver Interface
DLM Distributed Lock Manager
DOM Document Object Model
DRY Don't Repeat Yourself
DTP Data Transfer Process
EOF End-Of-File
EOL End-Of-Line
EOR End-Of-Record
ESMTP Extended Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
FIFO First In, First Out
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FUSE Filesystem in Userspace
gcc GNU C compiler
gcc GNU Compiler Collection
HTML Hypertext Markup Language
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPS Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
IaaS Infrastructure as a Service
IDC IDentifier Control
JCL IBM Job Control Language
JSON JavaScript Object Notation
JSONP JSON with padding
LF Line Feed
LDP Linux Documentation Project
Lua Not and acronym. This word is Portuguese for moon.
M2M Many-to-Many
M2O Many-to-One
MIME Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
NAT Network Address Translation
NVFS Network Virtual File System
NVT Network Virtual Terminal
O2M One-to-Many
O2O One-to-One
OS Operating System
PaaS Platform as a Service
PI Protocol Interpreter
PMMU Paged Memory Management Unit
pwd Print Working Directory
RFC Request For Comment
RHC Red Hat Cloud
RSA Rivest Shamir Adleman (Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Leonard Adleman)
SaaS Software as a Service
SAS Not an acronym. SAS is a company name (its original software was named "Statistical Analysis System").
SCSI Small Computer System Interface
sd SCSI Disk
SGML Standard Generalized Markup Language
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SOAP Not an acronym. SOAP used to stand for Simple Object Access Protocol in SOAP Version 1.1 and has outgrown that acronym in SOAP Version 1.2.
span Not an acronym. It means to "span" the content that is within the tag.
SSH Secure Shell
SSO Depending on the context: Single Sign On or Small String Optimization
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
SVG Scalable Vector Graphics
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TLS Transport Layer Security
UCS Universal Character Set
UML UserMode Linux
URL Uniform Resource Locator
UTF-8 UCS Transformation Format—8-bit
VM Virtual Memory
W3C World Wide Web Consortium
WADL Web Application Description Language (pronounced "waddle")
XHR XMLHttpRequest
XHTML Extensible HyperText Markup Language
XUL XML User Interface Language
XML Extensible Markup Language
YUI Yahoo User Interface

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