Stands for…

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I hate not knowing what things stand for!  Someone idly asks you “What does FTP stand for?”  And you sit there like a wide eyed idiot.  They’re abbreviations we abuse everyday so it looks bad when you really have no idea what you’re saying.

FTP: File Transfer Protocol

URL: Universal Resource Listing

HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language

CSS: Cascading Style Sheets

PHP: PHP Hypertext Preprocessor (the second PHP is said to stand for Personal Home Page)

CGI: Common Gateway Interface

LAMP: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP  (P may also stand for Perl or Python)

MySQL: My Structured Query Language

PERL: Practical Extraction and Report Language

Linux: Linus’ Unix

Unix: UNiplexed Information and Computing System.

CMS: Content Management System

CDN: Content Delivery System

RoR: Ruby on Rails

OOP: object-oriented programming

SVN: Subversion

JSON: JavaScript Object Notation

AJAX: Asynchronous, JavaScript, And XML

GD Library: Originally stood for “Gif Draw”  but is now considered “Graphics Draw”

CHMOD: Change Mode

QEP: Query Execution Plan

API: Application Program Interface

XML: Extensible Markup Language

XXS: Cross-Site Scripting

CSV: Comma Separated Values

cURL: Client URLs

MCE: Moxiecode Content Editor

CRUD: create, read, update, and delete

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