(1) In technology it is a research comparison process where competing technologies are compared and the product or service is then chosen. Also called technology bake-off.
(2) A gathering where software programmers test their creations against network protocols.
- banana code
Slang term used to describe an endless loop of code. This term is derived from the repetitive “an” characters in banana, meaning the code loops as it does not know where the “an” should stop.
The presence of extraneous lines in a printed page. Banding generally occurs when a color printer needs to pass the print head over a page multiple times to print each color. If the page isn’t exactly lined up for each pass, lines may appear. Such printers are called multi-pass printers. Because of the banding problem, […]
- bandit mobile
Slang term used to describe any mobile subscriber with an invalid ESN or other incorrect information which would cause the carrier to deny mobile service to that subscriber.
(1)A range within a band of frequencies or wavelengths. (2) The amount of data that can be transmitted in a fixed amount of time. For digital devices, the bandwidth is usually expressed in bits per second(bps) or bytes per second. For analogdevices, the bandwidth is expressed in cycles per second, or Hertz (Hz). The bandwidth […]
- bandwidth shaping
The process of manipulating, managing or controlling (shaping) portions of a network connection to the outside world and determining an allowed bandwidth consumption based on types of activities. The term is commonly used in conjunction with Internet Service Providers (ISP), where it refers to a tool that is used to limit or direct bandwidth consumption […]