Glossary of basic Technical or IT terms which are used accross the system.
Note: Within the documentation:
The following technical terms are used within this site:
|API||Application Programming Interface - A category or type of software forming a 'layer' which facilitates standardisation, ease of use and faster development/maintenance.|
|base URL|| An aspect of RESTful web APIs and refers to the base URL for the site, for example:
|CSV||Comma Separated Values - A widely used simple text format for transferring data|
|GUI||Graphical User Interface - A feature that DAL does not have as it is an API|
|HMAC||Hash-based Message Authentication Code|
|LCol||Location Column within KDDart used for storing location or GIS data|
|MCol||Multiple Value Column within KDDart|
|REST||REpresentational State Transfer - A client and server web architectural style of development for distributed systems, prominent amongst web API solutions.|
|SaaS||Software as a Service - A form of deploying software and functionality, typically in a thin client manner through a web browser|
|Static Column or SCol||Static Columns are native database fields within KDDart|
|Virtual Column or VCol|| A type of field within KDDart attached to a table that behaves in a similar manner as a native or 'static' table column.
Virtual Columns are configurable as part of KDDart customisation and installation to specific client requirements.
Properties that can be configured include attributes such as Mandatory or Optional and field types may be integer, float or string.