Technical Terms of Software Industry

Keywords of software industry


Two Factor Authentication is nothing but login with credentials and OTP/Authenticator app permission. Meaning double authentication.


Application Programming Interface is a connection between computer programs – It is an user defined service. It accepts a payload request and perform specific tasks and return to software’s.

The part of process/tasks running behind the application/website means Back-end process.

Usually we will use this word in internet connectivity speed, also this word used to measure the team capacity.

Backward Compatible
The software is compatible with the earlier versions of the same software. so it is nothing but a backward compatible.

A bookmark term is used to save the particular page/link.

Bugs means coding mistakes which will not show in code compilation. Coding loopholes which are not handled while developing the code.

When you open/connect a web page, the data will be temorarily stored (‘cached’) on your computer. The next time you want that page, instead of requesting the file from the web server, your web browser just accesses it from the cache, so the page loads quickly.

A piece of code or data created by a web server and stored on a client computer. It is used to keep track of the user’s usage patterns and preferences.

Cascading Style Sheet which is used for styling the html and xml documents.

Data Mining
Data mining is analyzing the large amounts of data in user websites and databases to find the patterns, behaviors, and correlations which is useful in the online services and marketing.

The latest one which is not present in the existing data/database.

DevOps stands Development and Operations. It means Automation and integration which combines Development teams and IT teams. A DevOps team contains both Developers and IT operation team members work together for full product development.

Dynamic method means Data loading from other source or from Database or changing the post or content in a decent interval (date wise)

Adding the digital objects in the webpage or word file or PDFs.

Encryption is the process of converting electronic data to an unrecognizable format. The encrypted format will not be easily understandable.

End Point
It is kind of general term which will suit in more domains. E.g. url, two program communicate each other, component of API, and so on.

Extract, Transform and Load is a Data extraction process from various types of sources and transforming (cleaning, structuring, and modifying) and storing into a targeting system.

Firewall is a security system designed for protecting a computer network. It will act as initial layer which will verify before download anything.

File transfer protocol (FTP) is a common method of transferring files via the internet from one host to another host.

A point within a network that interconnects with other networks.

A protocol is a set of rules that computers and other devices use when communicating with one another.

A software plug-in is a component that adds to a software application.

Resolution is refers to the number of pixels in the display on a computer monitor or a Image.

SAAS stands for software as a service. A Software applications are centrally hosted.

Search engine
A search engine enables a computer user to search information on the Internet. It is a type of software that creates indexes of databases or Internet sites based on the titles of files, keywords, or the full text of files. The most popular search engines are, and

Secure sockets layer is a protocol that allows users to send encrypted messages across the Internet. It is generally used for confidential information. “Https” urls are SSL connection based websites.

search engine optimization is to make the website to use right keywords to reach more peoples and ranking on search engines.

Organic content
Organic is kind of unique content that describes social media content that ranks highly because individual users have viewed, liked, and reposted/retweet it.

User Acceptance Testing – User end testing stage before live release.

Virtual Machine – It is a server. We are able to create multiple number of separate logins with different OS as well.

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