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C - C is a high-level programming language that was developed in the mid-1970s. It was originally used for writing Unix programs, but now is used to write applications for nearly every available platform. Some nice things about the language are that it is easy to read, it is flexible (can be used for a wide variety of purposes), and C programs typically use memory very efficiently.
C++ - C++, pronounced "C plus plus," is a programming language that was built off the C language. The syntax of C++ is nearly identical to C, but it has object-oriented features, which allow the programmer to create objects within the code. This makes programming easier, more efficient, and some would even say, more fun. Because of the power and flexibility of the language, most programs today are written in C++.
CGI - See Common Gateway Interface
Common Gateway Interface - An Interface that allows a program,or application called a CGI script usually written in a computer language such as PERL or C++ to perform some useful task based on a users input.
compiler - A program that takes instructions written in a high level language (e.g., C, Fortran), and converts it into something the computer can understand.
Component - In simple terms, a component is a part of an overall system. A more specific definition of component is a unit of functionality that can be amortized across multiple implementations. A component is usually implemented as a software object that exposes one or more interfaces and that implements logic.
Contract - A contract is a binding agreement between multiple parties that dictates the valid communication semantics. The contract determines the protocols used to communicate and the format of messages as well as the service level agreement and legal declarations.
Conversation - A conversation is the exchange of messages between a client application and a service that is required to complete a business task.
CRUD - CRUD is an abbreviation of Create, Read, Update, and Delete. It refers to the operations that can be performed in a data store. In SQL terms, Create, Read, Update, and Delete refer to INSERT, SELECT, UPDATE, and DELETE operations respectively.