Application Programming Interface.
In JavaTM, a
type that defines the implementation of a particular kind of
object. A class definition defines instance and class
variables and methods, as well as specifying the interfaces
that the class implements and the immediate superclass of the
class. If the superclass is not explicitly specified, the
superclass is implicitly Object.
Component Object Model, a technology for building applications
from binary software components.
Common Object Request Broker Architecture. CORBA is Object
Management Group, Inc.’s open, vendor-independent
specification for an architecture and infrastructure that
computer applications use to work together over networks.
Interoperability results from two key parts of the
specification: OMG Interface Definition Language (OMG IDL),
and the standardized protocols GIOP and IIOP®. These allow a
CORBA-based program from any vendor, on almost any computer,
operating system, programming language, and network, to
interoperate with a CORBA-based program from the same or
another vendor, on almost any other computer, operating
system, programming language, and network.
Separated Values. This format is the most common import and
export format for spreadsheets and databases. As there is no CSV
standard, the format is defined operationally by the many
applications which read and write it.