application binary interface
(ABI) The interface by which an application program gains access to operating system and other services. It should be possible to run the same compiled binary applications on any system with the right ABI.
Examples are 88open’s Binary Compatibility Standard, the PowerOpen Environment and Windows sockets.
- Application control architecture
application control architecture programming (ACA) DEC’s implementation of ORB. (1994-11-08)
- Application developer
application developer job A person who writes computer programs to meet specific requirements. The term often implies involvement with, or responsibility for, requirements capture and testing, in contrast to the term programmer. (2004-03-06)
- Application enablement services
application enablement services programming IBM-speak for APIs to services such as telecoms, database, etc. within and between address spaces. (1999-01-20)
- Application executive
application executive language (AE) An embeddable language, written as a C interpreter by Brian Bliss at UIUC. AE is compiled with an application and thus exists in the same process and address space. It includes a dbx symbol table scanner to access compiled variables and routines, or you can enter them manually by providing a […]