Pronounced beep. Short for Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol an application protocol framework for connection-oriented, asynchronous request/response interactions. It was designed as a tool kit specifically to handle XML documents on the Internet. BXXP-enabled applications set up and maintain a peer-to-peer network connection between two users that can alternate between functioning as clients and servers. The two users can push data back and forth over a network connection as well as respond to requests for data.
BXXP is layered directly on top of TCP and acts as an alternative to HTTP or other data exchange protocols. Since HTTP does not work well for the transfer of XML data, BXXP helps developers create special-purpose protocols to support multiple simultaneous exchanges in XML between users. For example, users can chat and transfer files at the same time from one application that employs a network connection.
Short for bring your own computer. BYOC is a common phrase used by gamers when attending a multiplayer gaming event (often called LAN parties). BYOC is where gamers are asked to bring their own computer and hook it up to the networkto take part in the multiplayer PC gaming event.
- Bring Your Own Device - BYOD
BYOD is short for bring your own device. In the consumerization of IT, BYOD, or bring your own device, is a phrase that has become widely adopted to refer to employees who bring their own computing devices – such as smartphones, laptops and tablets – to the workplace for use and connectivity on the secure […]
Short for Bearer-channel, the main data channel in an ISDN connection. Basic Rate ISDN (BRI) service consists of two 64 Kbps B-channels, and one D-channel for transmitting control information. Primary ISDN service consists of 23 B-channels (in the U.S.) or 30 B-channels (in Europe). Compare with D-channel.
Short for bi-directional frame, or bi-directional predictive frame, a video compression method used by the MPEG standard. In a motion sequence, individual frames of pictures are grouped together (called a group of pictures, or GOP) and played back so that the viewer registers the video��s spatial motion. As the name suggests, B-frames rely on the […]
Most often used in databases and file systems, B-trees are tree structures (a type of data structure) that are optimized for situations when all or part of the tree must be maintained on a secondary storage device such as an optical disk or tape. A B-tree is designed to minimize the number of disk accesses.