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Tech Skills GlossaryPage 3Microsoft project — special skill — A —p— ruby/ruby on rails — programming languageprogram designed to assist project managers in — An open source web application frameworkdeveloping plans, assigning tasks, tracking progress peoplesoft — enterprise application — A for Ruby, an object-oriented programmingand managing budgets. leading provider of human resource, customer language. ROR is used to develop database- relationship and performance management backed web applications.Mpls — networking Technology — Multi software.Protocol Label Switching. A mechanism for —s—using a shared IP network to securely carry perl — programming language — A languagetraffic from many, possibly unrelated systems designed for processing text. Similar to C and saas — other skill — Software as a Service.while allowing for differentiated handling to C++ but easier to learn and faster to code. A delivery method where software is treated asensure quality of service to critical or time- a service accessed from an Internet host. Thesensitive applications. php — programming language — An open- process saves companies money and reduces source, embedded scripting language used to maintenance and support problems.MysQl — database — A free relational create dynamic web pages.database management system that depends on san — storage — Storage Area Network. ASQL to process data in a database. See SQL and pl/sQl — programming language — Oracle network of shared storage devices that can beRDBMS entries. Corporation’s proprietary server-based version accessed by multiple computers. of the SQL language. —n— sap — enterprise application — A leading powerBuilder — programming language provider of comprehensive integrated businessnas — storage — Network-Attached Storage. — A computer application development applications.A storage server dedicated to sharing on a system featuring an integrated developmentnetwork. environment that speeds the creation and sas — enterprise application — A software deployment of applications. system for statistical analysis, reporting and.neT — programming language — An umbrella data mining produced by SAS Institute.term for a collection of Microsoft products that python — programming language — A generaldepend on the .NET framework, such as C# or programming language that is open source and script — Technical Term — A small, simpleVisual Basic.NET. very portable. program or bit of programming code typically used for repeated actions.netapp — storage — Network Appliance, Inc. —Q—A data management and computer storage security clearance — special skill — A statuscompany that fostered the widespread use of Qa — process Management — Quality granted by the U.S. government to individualsnetwork-attached storage. Assurance. A systematic development process allowing them access to classified information. that ensures a project, product or service meetsnetwork security — other skill — Policies certain standards, avoids defects and satisfies sharepoint — other skill — An integratedand processes for monitoring a network and customer requirements. suite of Microsoft technologies used forprotecting it from unauthorized access. content sharing, collaboration and document Qos — networking Technology — Quality of management.nic — networking Technology — Network Service. The ability for a network to controlInterface Card. A card that allows a computer to different applications, data flow or users in shell — programming language — Theconnect to a local area network (LAN). order to guarantee a specific performance level. processor that accepts and executes the commands a user enters in a UNIX operating —o— —r— system. Other versions include: C-shell (csh), Tab C-shell (tcsh), Bourne shell (bash), Kornobject oriented — programming paradigm rdBMs — database — Relational Database shell (ksh).— The idea that a computer program should Management System. Stores data in a series ofbe made up of a group of objects that act on tables. siebel — enterprise application — A leadingeach other, rather than a set of functions or provider of customer relationship managementinstructions. red hat — other skill — A leading company software systems. that sells and supports its own Linux distributionopen source — other skill — A program with and other open source technologies. sip — other skill — Session Initiationsource code that the general public can access Protocol. A signaling protocol that can be usedand modify for free. router — networking Technology — A to integrate Internet Telephony services with hardware device that acts as a junction for email, Internet and chat.oracle application server — application forwarding data between two or more networks.server — A suite of Oracle products used to sMTp — networking Technology — Simpledevelop, deploy and integrate applications. rpg — programming language — Report Mail Transfer Protocol. An Internet standard Program Generator. An IBM programming for sending email messages between Internetoracle dB — database — Oracle Corporation language used to develop business applications. servers.is a major software company that is best known Widely used on AS/400 / iSeries systems.for developing database products. soa — other skill — Service Oriented Architecture. 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Tech Skills GlossaryPage 4soap — programming language — Simple Tso/ispF — other skill — Time Sharing Option —W—Object Access Protocol. A protocol for and Interactive System Productivity Facility.exchanging XML-based messages over a Two software environments that allow system Wan — network — Wide Area Network. Acomputer network. functionality from creating and managing data geographically dispersed network. sets to submitting jobs.solaris — operating system — A UNIX- Weblogic — application server — A suite oflike operating system produced by Sun —U— application server products offered by OracleMicrosystems. Corporation. Ubuntu — operating system — A free operatingsoX compliance — process Management — system derived from Debian Linux. Websphere — platform — Brand of IBMThe Sarbanes-Oxley Act mandates specific products that can process a high volume ofprocesses to improve the accuracy of financial UMl — programming language — Unified e-business transactions over the web.reporting by public companies. SOX compliance Modeling Language. A standardized softwarehas IT implications including the rule that all engineering language used to specify and Wi-Fi — networking Technology — A commonelectronic messages and resources are saved visualize software programs. technology that uses radio signals for wirelessfor at least five years. networking. Wi-Fi is used in home networks, Unified communications — other skill — A some mobile phones and other devices thatsQl — programming language — Structured movement to simplify business communications need wireless networking.Query Language. SQL is used to retrieve data by integrating a range of technologies andfrom a database. applications into one platform. WiMaX — networking Technology — Worldwide Interoperability for MicrowavesQl server — database — A database that can UniX — operating system — Developed by Access. A telecommunications technology, thatrespond to queries from applications on PCs or Bell Labs in the 1970s, UNIX is a small, flexible uses a range of transmission modes to sendworkstations using the SQL language. operating system that has many variations. data wirelessly. Also called IEEE 802.16.sun Microsystems — enterprise service —V— Windows os — operating system — Theprovider — A multinational company that sells collection of operating systems by Microsoft forcomputers, software, IT systems and services, Virtualization — other skill — A technique to use on personal computers.including the Solaris operating system. implement a complete simulation of a device — an operating system, server or network — Wireless — network — A network where nosUse — operating system — A commercial dividing the resource into multiple execution physical wired connection is required. A userversion of Linux sold by Novell, Inc. environments. may connect to the network via low-powered radio waves.sybase — database — Sybase generally refers Visual Basic — programming language — Ato database management systems developed by widely used programming language, Visual —X—the Sybase Corporation. Basic was one of the first to provide graphical programming, rather than using functions or Xen — other skill — An open source —T— instructions. A Microsoft product. virtual machine hypervisor, which allows the separating of a computer operating system fromTcp/ip — networking Technology — Visual Basic.neT — programming language — the underlying hardware resources.Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. The next generation of Visual Basic that makesA suite of communication protocols used to web applications easier to develop. XMl — programming language — eXtensibleexchange data over the Internet between two Markup Language. A language that facilitatescomputer systems. Visual c++ — programming language — the sharing of data across different systems, An object-oriented language developed by particularly systems connected via networkedTelephony — networking Technology — Sound Microsoft for C++ programmers. systems.translated into electrical signals, which aretransmitted, and then converted back into VMware — other skill — A leading provider of Xsl — programming language — eXtensiblesound. Often refers to computer hardware and virtualization software and services. Style Language. A group of transformingsoftware that function similar to telephone languages used to describe how content andequipment. Voip — networking Technology — A style should be separated when creating HTML technology that delivers voice communications or XML web pages.Toad — database — Tools for Oracle over IP-based data networks rather thanApplication Development. A set of tools that traditional circuit transmissions.streamlines development and administrationof applications, databases and business Vpn — network — Virtual Private Network.intelligence. A private network that uses a public network (usually the Internet) to connect remote sites orTomcat — application server — An open users together.source, Java-based application server that runson multiple platforms. 4101 NW Urbandale Drive • Urbandale, Iowa 50322 • 1.877.386.3323 • www.dice.com