Short for Display Data Channel, a VESA standard for communication between a monitor and a video adapter. Using DDC, a monitor can inform the video card about its properties, such as maximum resolution and color depth. The video card can then use this information to ensure that the user is presented with valid options for configuring the display.
Acronym for Dynamic Data Exchange, an interprocess communication (IPC) system built into the Macintosh, Windows, and OS/2 operating systems. DDE enables two running applications to share the same data. For example, DDE makes it possible to insert a spreadsheet chart into a document created with a word processor. Whenever the spreadsheet data changes, the chart […]
Short for Data Definition Language, DDL is a computer language that is used to define data structures. In Database Management Systems (DBMS), it is used to specify a database scheme as a set of definitions (expressed in DDL). In SQL, the Data Definition Language (DDL) allows you to create, alter, and destroy database objects.
Short for Dalvik Debug Monitor Service, DDMS is a GUI debugging application shipped with the Android SDK that provides screen capture, log dump and process examination capabilities.
Short for Dynamic Drive Overlay, specialized software that allows a BIOS that does not support LBA to access hard drives larger than 528MB. For the hard drive to be recognized, the DDO must be loaded during the boot sequence, where it installs a small program that replaces some of the BIOS’s drive access services with […]
(1) Short for Disk-based Data Protection, where a disk or RAID system is used as a data backup and archival system in place of tape. (2) Short for Distributed Data Protection, a managed (or hosted) service that provides customers with online, scheduled, automated computer system data backup and self serve restoration. (3) Short for Development […]