An advanced programming language created by Bertrand Meyer and developed by his company, Interactive Software Engineering (ISE). The language was introduced in 1986 and a basic Windows compiler is available at no charge.
Eiffel encourages object-oriented program development and supports a systematic approach to software development. The Eiffel compiler generates C code, which you can then modify and re-compile with a C compiler.
- The Eiffel Parallel Execution Environment (EPEE)
The Eiffel Parallel Execution Environment (EPEE) is an object-oriented framework for programming distributed memory parallel computers. It contains a set of classes providing the communication and location facilities used to build parallel classes. Common data distribution patterns and computation schemes are factored out and encapsulated in abstract parallel classes, which are to be reused by […]
- Eight-to-Fourteen Modulation
Eight-to-Fourteen Modulation, or EFM as it is abbreviated, is an encoding technique used by CDs and provides a way of countering errors by encoding a byte into 2 bytes. Using EFM the data is broken into 8-bit blocks (bytes). Each 8-bit block is translated into a corresponding 14-bit codeword using a predefined lookup table. The […]
- El Torito
A bootable CD-ROM format specification that allows a computer to boot from a CD-ROM. El Torito was proposed by IBM and Phoenix Technologies. It is an extension to the ISO 9660 CD-ROM specification.
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
A non-profit organization dedicated to protecting civil liberties in the modern communications age. Its emphasis is on ensuring that the general public has equal access to new communications channels such as the Internet. It sponsors court cases and acts as an information clearinghouse. It has taken the lead in fighting efforts, such as the Clipper […]
- Electronic Funds Transfer
Often abbreviated as EFT, Electronic Funds Transfer is the paperless act of transmitting money through a computer network.