Java Development Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing servers and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • J

    JNDI (Java Naming and Directory Interface)

    JNDI (Java Naming and Directory Interface) enables Java platform-based applications to access multiple naming and directory services.

  • JOLAP (Java Online Analytical Processing)

    JOLAP (Java Online Analytical Processing) is a Java application-programming interface (API) for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) environment that supports the creation, storage, access, and management of data in an online analytical processing (OLAP) application.

  • jQuery

    jQuery is an open-sourced JavaScript library that simplifies creation and navigation of web applications.

  • JRun

    JRun is an application server from Macromedia that is based on Sun Microsystems' Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE).

  • JSML (Java Speech API Markup Language)

    JSML also stands for JScript Markup Language.

  • JTAPI (Java Telephony Application Programming Interface)

    JTAPI (Java Telephony Application Programming Interface) is a Java-based application programming interface (API) for computer telephony applications.

  • just-in-time compiler (JIT)

    In the Java programming language and environment, a just-in-time (JIT) compiler is a program that turns Java bytecode (a program that contains instructions that must be interpreted) into instructions that can be sent directly to the processor.

  • Jython

    Jython is an open source implementation of the Python programming language, integrated with the Java platform.

  • M

    MBean (managed bean)

    In the Java programming language, an MBean (managed bean) is a Java object that represents a manageable resource, such as an application, a service, a component, or a device.

  • Morphis

    Morphis is a Java -based open source wireless transcoding platform from Kargo, Inc.

  • N

    NetBeans

    NetBeans is a Java-based integrated development environment (IDE). The term also refers to the IDE’s underlying application platform framework. 

  • O

    Open Service Gateway Initiative (OSGi)

    OSGi (Open Service Gateway Initiative) is an industry plan for a standard way to connect devices such as home appliances and security systems to the Internet.

  • OpenJDK

    OpenJDK is a free, open-source version of the Java Development Kit for the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE).

  • P

    PersonalJava

    Now considered a Sun legacy product, PersonalJava is or was a software development platform for creating network-capable applications for various consumer devices for office, home, and mobile use.

  • prettyprint

    Prettyprint is the process of converting and presenting source code or other objects in a legible and attractive way.

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