Glossary of common terms
This glossary defines a number of words you will see used often in discussions about Moodle - you'll find them highlighted throughout this course.
If you wish to import this glossary to your Moodle site, you can this file of exported entries: glossary_of_common_terms_20101214.xml.
Please feel free to add new words here!
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Firebird is a fully featured and powerful RDBMS and is derived from Borland InterBase 6.0 source code, which has more than 20 years of handling databases from just a few KB to many Gigabytes with good performance and almost free of maintenance!
It is open source and has no dual license. Below is a list of some of the Firebird’s major features:
Firebird is financially supported by Firebird Foundation which get his founds from company donations and paid membership subscriptions.
See http://www.firebirdsql.org/ for more information.
short for 'Structured Query Language'
(I entered this entry only because a forum search for 'firebird' also brought up ALL the entries that included 'sql' even as a substring as e.g. in 'mysqladmin'.)
In My Opinion... sometimes... IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
Benevolent Dictator For Life.
Often the founder and lead developer for open-source software projects. This individual often must make critical decisions in the design of an ongoing project in order to maintain consistency and resolve disputes.
Guido van Rossum, the project leader of Python, is an individual who is often given this label.
It is one of many Firefox plug-ins often recommended by the community to people creating and modifying Moodle Themes.
Firebug van be downloaded from www.getfirebug.com
UTT is a forum term and is an abbreviation of Undescriptive Thread Title.
Examples of this could be "hey guys" or "funny pic".
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol -
is an application protocol for modifying directory services. It is commonly used for user and computer directories for domains.
Human Interface Guidelines
See the wikipedia article.
XML (eXtensible Markup Language) comes virtually unchanged from the ISO 8879 standard SGML for the implementation of markup languages. It is a general purpose specification that aims at representing with simplicity documents with high quality and usability.
Examples of markup languages coming from xml are xhtml, mathml, musicml, graphml and svg. Applications like OpenOffice use the ooxml file format to represent word processing documents, spreadsheets, presentations and charts. This file format is essentially a zip file containing xml documents.
Although it is very similar to xhtml, the html specification is not a xml markup language.