A small application(based on Java) that is downloaded by a Java-enabled web browser. Once it has been downloaded, the applet will run on the user’s computer. Common applets include financial calculators and web drawing programs.
Computer software that performs a task or set of tasks, such as word processing or drawing. Applications are also referred to as programs.
American Standard Code for Information Interchange os the full form. This is an encoding system for converting keyboard characters and instructions into the binary number code that the computer understands.
A malfunction due to an error in the program or a defect in the equipment.
A small data-memory storage area that a computer can use to instantly re-access data instead of re-reading the data from the original source, such as a hard drive. Browsers use a cache to store web pages so that the user may view them again without reconnecting to the Web.
Computer Aided Drawing – Computer Aided Manufacturing.
A text file sent by a Web server that is stored on the hard drive of a computer and relays back to the Web server things about the user, his or her computer, and/or his or her computer activities.
Central Processing Unit. Also known as The brain of the computer.
A person who breaks in to a computer through a network, without authorization and with mischievous or destructive intent.
A hardware or software problem that causes information to be lost or the computer to malfunction. Sometimes a crash can cause permanent damage to a computer.
A moving position-indicator displayed on a computer monitor that shows a computer operator where the next action or operation will take place.