(adj.) Having no information about what occurred previously. Most modern applications maintain state, which means that they remember what you were doing last time you ran the application, and they remember all your configuration settings. This is extremely useful because it means you can mold the application to your working habits.
An instruction written in a high-level language. A statement directs the computer to perform a specified action. A single statement in a high-level language can represent several machine-language instructions. Programs consist of statements and expressions. An expression is a group of symbols that represent a value.
(adj.) Generally refers to elements of the Internet or computer programming that are fixed and not capable of action or change. The opposite of static is dynamic. A Web site that is static can only supply information that is written into the HTML and this information will not change unless the change is written into […]
- Static NAT
(stat´ik nat) (n.) A type of NAT in which a private IP address is mapped to a public IP address, where the public address is always the same IP address (i.e., it has a static address). This allows an internal host, such as a Web server, to have an unregistered (private) IP address and still […]
- static routing
Static routing, the alternative to dynamic routing, is the process in which the system network administrator would manually configure network routers with all the information necessary for successful packet forwarding. The administrator constructs the routing table in every router by putting in the entries for every network that could be a destination. Static routes to […]
- static testing
In software development, static testing, also called dry run testing, is a form of software testing where the actual program or application is not used. Instead this testing method requires programmers to manually read their own code to find any errors. Static testing is a stage of White Box Testing.