(1) Short for Abstract Window Toolkit. The AWT is part of the Java Foundation Classes (JFC), the standard API for providing graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for Java programs.
(2) Short for assemble, wire, and test. An IT term often used when having custom system or network configurations installed on-site. The system provider will perform all aspects of deployment, which can be broken down into three phases from assembly to wiring and testing.
- AZERTY keyboard
The French version of the standard QWERTY keyboard. AZERTY keyboards differ from the QWERTY keyboard in that the Q and W keys have been interchanged with the A and Z keys. Another difference between QWERTY and AZERTY keyboard is that the M key on an AZERTY is to the left of the L key.
The ITU standard for analog to digital audio data conversion using PCM coding and companding. The A-Law technique is used throughout Europe and has a more constant “signal-to-quantizing” noise ratio than its North American counterpart, u-Law.
- A-List blogger
A term used to describe a group of elite bloggers who post daily on their blogs and receive a huge number of links back to the blog they write. The defining element of an A-List blogger is the size of the blog’s readership (e.g. its traffic). See “The History of Blogging” in the Quick Reference […]
Pronounced ox, Apple’s version of UNIX, which runs on some versions of the Macintosh.
Pronounced A plus, a certification developed by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) to validate vendor-neutral skills for entry-level computer technicians. Holders of the A+ certification have been trained in installing, repairing, troubleshooting, maintaining, customizing and operating PCs. There are two different exams one must take in order to receive A+ certification: core competency — […]