Tech Acronym Terms

Tech acronym Terms

ACF – Advanced Custom Fields in WordPress. A great breakdown of how they work can be found by clicking here.
API – Application Programming Interface. A type of middle ware that manages processes from one server to another (or client machine often a three way transaction)
CDN – Content Delivery Network. A service to deploy files on your website
CLI – Command Line Interface Example: wp-cli plugin to allow command line instructions to server.
CLS – or Cumulative Layout Shift: This measures the visual stability of your site. In other words, does stuff move around on screen while it is loading — and how often does that happen? Nothing more frustrating than trying to click a button when a slow-loading ad appears in that spot.
DNSBL – Domain Name System Black List. Also call Domain Name System Black Hole
FIS – or First Input Delay: This measures how long it takes for the site to react to the first interaction by a user. This could be a tap on a button, for instance. A good grade here gives the user a sense that a site is quick to react to input and, therefore, responsive. Slow, again, leads to frustration.
FTP – File Transfer Protocol. Software to transfer files from one server to another.
ID10T – Write it down and read it.
LCP – Largest Contentful Paint: This measures how long it takes for the largest piece of content to appear on the screen. This could be an image or a block of text. A good grade gives users the feeling that the site loads fast. A slow site can lead to frustration.
MIME – Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extension Examples: application/pdf, image/gif, application/pdf, text/plain
PHP – Hypertext Preprocessor, Hypertext Preprocessor, Hypertext Preprocessor – its a recursive acronym.
POP, POP3 – Post Office Protocol, Post Office Protocol Version 3. A software that delivers your email.
RaaS – Registration as a Service also the nefarious version is Ransomware as a Service see also oAuth and sap.
RBL – Realtime Blacklist also called Real time Black hole
REST – Representational State Transfer
rsync – Remote Syncronization: LINUX utility to synchronize directories via SSH or on local linux file system.
SaaS – Software as a Service. This is a program that runs on server to provide some specific service to a website. For example a CDN service (content delivery network) might deploy images for your website. Or you could think of Youtube as a SaaS when you show videos that are streamed from Youtube on your site.
SAML – Security Assertion Markup Language
SAPSystem Analysis Program Development
SPL – Standard PHP Library. Full documentation at: Standard PHP Library
SPL – Standard PHP Library. Full documentation at:
Standard PHP Library
SOAPSimple Object Access Protocol.
SVG – Scalable Vector Graphics. Used to define vector-based graphics for the Web. SVG defines the graphics in XML format. Every element and every attribute in SVG files can be animated. SVG is a W3C recommendation and SVG integrates with other W3C standards such as the DOM and XSL (from W3Schools)
VBS – Visual Basic Script