Internet Terminology

Internet Service Providers are companies like RCN, Service Electric, and Verizon that provide access to the Internet for your computer. The service provider charges you a fee in return for a software package, username and password that allows you to connect to the Internet. Verizon will enable you to connect with DSL over your current phone line with a modem.
Internet Service Providers




Object oriented program
computer program development, object-oriented programming (OOP), organized around "objects" rather than "actions," data rather than logic. OOP takes the view that what we really care about are the objects we want to manipulate rather than the logic required to manipulate them. The first step in OOP is to identify all the objects you want to manipulate and how they relate to each other, an exercise often known as data modeling. Once you've identified an object, you generalize it as a class of objects and define the kind of data it contains and any logic sequences that can manipulate it.

ODBC - Open Database Connectivity
a standard or open application programming interface (application program interface) for accessing a database. By using ODBC statements in a program, you can access files in a number of different databases, including Access, dBase, DB2, Excel, and Text. In addition to the ODBC software, a separate module or driver is needed for each database to be accessed.

OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
OEMs are manufacturers who resell another company's product under their own name and branding. While an OEM is similar to a VAR (value-added reseller), it refers specifically to the act of a company rebranding a product to its own name and offering its own warranty, support and licensing of the product.

Online Shopping cart software
Shopping cart software is software used in e-commerce to assist people making purchases online. The software allows online shopping customers to place items in the cart. Upon checkout, the software typically calculates a total for the order, including shipping and handling (i.e. postage and packing) charges and the associated taxes, as applicable. These applications typically provide a means of capturing a client's payment information, but in the case of a credit card they rely on the software module of the secure gateway provider, in conjunction with the secure payment gateway, in order to conduct secure credit card transactions online.



Operating System
is an important and central program that runs on every computer and performs basic tasks, such as recognizing input from the keyboard, sending output to the display screen, keeping track of files and directories on the disk, and controlling peripheral devices such as disk drives and printers.

OSI Model
is short for Open System Interconnection which is an ISO standard for worldwide communications that defines a networking framework for implementing protocols in seven layers. Control is passed from one layer to the next, starting at the application layer in one station, proceeding to the bottom layer, over the channel to the next station and back up the hierarchy.

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