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Java n. An object-oriented programming language for portable interpretive code that supports interaction among remote objects. Java was developed and specified by Sun Microsystems, Incorporated.
JavaBeans n. A platform-independent, software component technology for building reusable Java components called "beans." Once built, these beans can be made available for use by other software engineers or can be used in Java applications. Also, using JavaBeans, software engineers can manipulate and assemble beans in a graphical drag-and-drop development environment.
JavaScript n. A scripting language that resembles Java and was developed by Netscape for use with the Netscape browser.
jitter n. A variation in the transmission delay of digital signals.
job 1. n. A unit of work defined by a user that is to be accomplished by a computer. Loosely, the term job is sometimes used to refer to a representation of a job. This representation may include a set of computer programs, files, and control statements to the operating system. 2. n. A Printing Systems Manager (PSM) object that represents a request to print one or more documents in a single printing session.
journal n. A chronological record of changes made in a set of data; the record may be used to reconstruct a previous version of the set.
journaling 1. v. The process of recording changes made in a physical file member in a journal. Journaling allows the programmer to reconstruct a physical member by applying the changes in the journal to a saved version of the physical file member. 2. v. The process of recording information sequentially in a database.
JPEG n. A standard format for storing compressed true-color images. "JPEG" represents "Joint Photographic Experts Group," which is the name of the committee that developed this standard format.
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