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  • AJAX - (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) A web scripting technique for silently loading new data from the server.
  • API - An application programming interface (API) is a source code interface that an operating system or library provides to support requests for services to be made of it by computer programs [1]

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  • CDATA - (Character Data) The term CDATA is used about text data that should not be parsed by the XML parser. A CDATA section starts with <![CDATA[ and ends with ]]>.
  • Content Management System - (CMS) a system used to manage the content of a Web site. Content management systems are deployed primarily for interactive use by a potentially large number of contributors.

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  • Data store - Collections of structured XML content items in Unify. A Data stores are similar to a File store.
  • Domain name - Unique address identifying each site on the Internet, usually of two or more segments separated by full stops. For example wiki.vyre.com is the domain name of the server running this site.

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  • File Service - a job defined for File Stores to transcode documents to derived files. An example of a file service would be to create a thumbnail image of a high resolution photograph or generate a web suitable FLV video from a broadcast quality file
  • File store - Unify stores unstructured digital content in file stores. These include images, video files, audio and documents. You can create multiple file stores and configure specifics like the metadata structure, file services and access control.

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  • Java - A programming language developed by Sun Systems. This language has the unique ability to run on any hardware platform.
  • Java EE - Java Enterprise Edition is a version of Java for developing and deploying enterprise applications.
  • JDBC - The Java Database Connectivity API is the industry standard for database-independent connectivity between the Java programming language and a wide range of databases – SQL databases and other tabular data sources, such as spreadsheets or flat files. The JDBC API provides a call-level API for SQL-based database access [2]

Portlet Specification

  • JSR 168 - The Java Portlet Specification, designed to enable interoperability between Portlets and Portals, this specification defines a set of APIs for Portal computing addressing the areas of aggregation, personalization, presentation and security. [3]
  • JSTL - The JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library (JSTL) encapsulates as simple tags the core functionality common to many Web applications. JSTL has support for common, structural tasks such as iteration and conditionals, tags for manipulating XML documents, internationalization tags, and SQL tags. It also provides a framework for integrating existing custom tags with JSTL tags [4]

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  • LDAP - The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, or LDAP, is an application protocol for querying and modifying directory services running over TCP/IP [5]
  • Locale - The locale of something represents a specific geographical, political, or cultural region. VYRE Unify uses locales on various things such as users, sites and content items to present localized content to the intended group of users.
  • Lucene - Apache Lucene is a full-featured text search engine written entirely in Java. VYRE Unify uses Apache Lucene for search indexing for it's Items, Users, Pages and e-Commerce Orders.[6]

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  • Portal - a web based application and acts as a Portlet container. Portal pages are populated by Portlets.
  • Portlet - a pluggable user interface component that produces fragments of markup code that are aggregated into a portal page.

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  • SEO - Search Engine Optimization is the act of optimizing a website for higher search engine rankings.
  • SGML - Standard Generalized Markup Language is the abstract syntax that XML and HTML are based on.

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  • UTF-8 - 8-bit UCS/Unicode Transformation Format is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode. It is able to represent any character in the Unicode standard, yet the initial encoding of byte codes and character assignments for UTF-8 is backwards compatible with ASCII. For these reasons, it is steadily becoming the preferred encoding for e-mail, web pages, and other places where characters are stored or streamed[7]. Unify supports UTF-8 and has been used for deploying multilingual sites.

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  • Velocity - Java-based template engine that provides a simple yet powerful template language to reference objects defined in Java code. Its aim is to ensure clean separation between the presentation tier and business tiers in a Web application. [8]

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  • WYSIWYG - An acronym for What You See Is What You Get, used in computing to describe a system in which content during editing appears very similar to the final product [9]

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  • XPath - XML Path Language is a language for selecting nodes from an XML document. In addition, XPath may be used to compute values (strings, numbers, or boolean values) from the content of an XML document. [10]

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