file format, filename extension
(jar) A compressed archive file containing Java class files, filename extension: “.jar”. The Java Development Kit contains a tool called “jar” for creating .jar files, similar to the standard Unix tar command. As well as archiving and compressing the Java class files, it also inserts a “manifest” file which can contain information about the class files, such as a digital signature. Combining class files into a single archive file makes it possible to download them in a single HTTP transaction. This, and the compression, speeds up execution of Java programs delivered via the Internet.
programming A component architecture for the Java programming language, developed initially by Sun, but now available from several other vendors. JavaBeans components are called “beans”. JavaBeans allows developers to create reusable software components that can then be assembled together using visual application builder tools including Sybase’s PowerJ, Borland’s JBuilder, IBM’s Visual Age for Java, SunSoft’s […]
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a disease of stored sweet potatoes, characterized by dry rot of and black protuberances on the tubers, caused by a fungus, Diplodia tubericola.
- Java community process
project (JCP) An organization controlled by Sun Microsystems to further the growth of the Java language and runtime. The JCP produces standards called Java Standard Requests, which are “requests” in the same sense as RFCs. (2005-01-21)
noun 1. . [key-pok] /ˈkeɪ pɒk/ noun 1. the silky down that invests the seeds of a silk-cotton tree (ka·pok tree) Ceiba pentandra, of the East Indies, Africa, and tropical America: used for stuffing pillows, life jackets, etc., and for acoustical insulation. /ˈkeɪpɒk/ noun 1. a silky fibre obtained from the hairs covering the seeds […]