An interpreted programming language that is included in most versions of UNIX. The name is derived from the initials of its creators — Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian Kernighan — who developed the language in 1977 and 1978. The language is particularly designed for filtering and manipulating textual data. In this respect, it is similar to Perl, though Perl is more powerful.
There are many variants of awk, including gawk, which is the GNU version.
Short for business-to-government, B2G is the exchange of services, information and/or products from one business to a government agency, as opposed to between a business and a consumer (see B2C) or between two businesses (B2B).
- BAK file
In DOS systems, a file with a.BAK extension, indicating that the file is a backup. Many applications produce BAK files as part of their autosave procedure. Periodically, you may want to search for BAK files and delete old ones.
Short for BSD, Apache, MySQL, Perl/Python/PHP BAMP is an open source Web development platform that is a variation to the LAMP stack. BAMP uses BSD as the operating system, Apache as the Web server, MySQL as the RDBMS, and PHP as the object-oriented scripting language. Perl or Python may be substituted for PHP. See LAMP.
Acronym for Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. Developed by John Kemeney and Thomas Kurtz in the mid 1960s at Dartmouth College, BASIC is one of the earliest and simplest high-level programming languages. During the 1970s, it was the principal programming language taught to students, and continues to be a popular choice among educators. Despite its […]
- BAT file
In DOS systems, batch files are often called BAT files because their filenames end with a.BAT extension.