(1) For software applications, front end is the same as user interface.
(2) In client/server applications, the client part of the program is often called the front end and the server part is called the back end.
(3) Compilers, the programs that translate source code into object code, are often composed of two parts: a front end and a back end. The front end is responsible for checking syntax and detecting errors, whereas the back end performs the actual translation into object code.
- front page optimization
Abbreviated as FPO, front page optimization is the process of increasing the amount of visitor click-through and reducing bounce rates. This process helps identify short and long term solutions in the areas of home page loading and rending times.
- front screen projection TV
Front screen projection works like a rear projection TV, only the cathode ray tubes are built into a separate unit that projects the image onto the front of the TV screen. The screen and projector are separate so the viewing size is mainly limited to the size of your room. More expensive front screen projectors […]
- frontside bus
Another name for the system bus.
Short for file system check, fsck is a system utility that is used to check and repair inconsistencies in Unix and Unix-based file systems, including Linux. Fsck can be run in one of two modes: Interactive mode is where fsck scans the file system and, at each error, prompts the user to correct or continue […]
- full backup
Same as archival backup.