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Actionscript

ActionScript is an object-oriented language originally developed by Macromedia Inc. (now owned by Adobe Systems). It is a dialect of ECMAScript (meaning it has a superset of the syntax and semantics of the more widely known JavaScript), and is used primarily for the development of websites and software targeting the Adobe Flash Player platform, used on Web pages in the form of embedded SWF files.

afaik

What does afaik stand for? It is "As Far As I Know" or "And for All I Know" in internet slang.

Alt Tag

The alternative text that the browser displays when the surfer does not want to or cannot see the pictures present in a web page. Using alt tags containing keywords can improve the search engine ranking of the page for those keywords. It is also great for those who are disabled and need their screen reader to pick up on what your picture is about.

Applet

A small Java program that can be embedded in an HTML page. Applets differ from full-fledged Java applications in that they are not allowed to access certain resources on the local computer, such as files and serial devices (modems, printers, etc.), and are prohibited from communicating with most other computers across a network. The current rule is that an applet can only make an Internet connection to the computer from which the applet was sent.

Argument

Data information supplied to the function at the time it is invoked(used). "Information may be passed to functions via the argument list, which is a comma-delimited list of expressions. The arguments are evaluated from left to right." - PHP.net

ASCII

(American Standard Code for Information Interchange) This is the de facto world-wide standard for the code numbers used by computers to represent all the upper and lower-case Latin letters, numbers, punctuation, etc. There are 128 standard ASCII codes each of which can be represented by a 7 digit binary number: 0000000 through 1111111.

ASP.NET

ASP.NET is a web application framework developed by Microsoft to allow programmers to build dynamic web sites and web applications.

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