Applications Development Managercomputing dictionary

<job> (Or "Director") The person in a company who plans and oversees multiple projects and project managers. The Applications Development Managers works with the CIO and senior management to determine systems development strategy and standards. He or she administers department budget and reviews project managers.

(01 Sep 2004)

application servercomputing dictionary

1. <software> A designer's or developer's suite of software that helps programmers isolate the business logic in their programs from the platform-related code. Application servers can handle all of the application logic and connectivity found in client-server applications. Many application servers also offer features such as transaction management, clustering and failover, and load balancing; nearly all offer ODBC support.

Application servers range from small footprint, web-based processors for intelligent appliances or remote embedded devices, to complete environments for assembling, deploying, and maintaining scalable multi-tier applications across an enterprise.

2. <software> Production programs run on a mid-sized computer that handle all application operations between browser-based computers and an organisation's back-end business applications or databases. The application server works as a translator, allowing, for example, a customer with a browser to search an on-line retailer's database for pricing information.

3. <computer hardware> The device on which application server software runs. Application Service Providers offer commercial access to such devices.

Citrix Application Serving White Paper.

Application Server Sites, a list maintained by Vayda & Herzum.

The Application Server Zone at DevX,.

TechMetrix Research's Application Server Directory,.

(01 Jun 2001)

Application Service Elementcomputing dictionary

<networking> (ASE) Software in the presentation layer of the OSI seven layer model which provides an abstracted interface layer to service application protocol data units (APDU). Because applications and networks vary, ASEs are split into common services and specific services.

Examples of services provided by the common application service element (CASE) include remote operations (ROSE) and database concurrency control and recovery (CCR).

The specific application service element (SASE) provides more specialised services such as file transfer, database access, and order entry.

Csico docs.

(01 Aug 2003)

application service providercomputing dictionary

<world-wide web> (ASP) A service (usually a business) that provides remote access to an application program across a network protocol, typically HTTP. A common example is a website that other websites use for accepting payment by credit card as part of their on-line ordering systems.

As this term is complex-sounding but vague, it is widely used by marketroids who want to avoid being specific and clear at all costs.

(01 Jun 2001)

applications languagecomputing dictionary

Preferred term: Ousterhout's dichotomy

application softwarecomputing dictionary

Preferred term: application program

Application Software Installation Servercomputing dictionary

(ASIS) Something at CERN.

[What?]

(01 Apr 1999)

Application-Specific Integrated Circuitcomputing dictionary

<computer hardware> (ASIC) An integrated circuit designed to perform a particular function by defining the interconnection of a set of basic circuit building blocks drawn from a library provided by the circuit manufacturer.

Acronym: ASIC

(01 Feb 1995)

Applications Programming Interfacecomputing dictionary
applications softwarecomputing dictionary

Preferred term: application program