)Occurring at regular intervals. The opposite of synchronous is asynchronous. Most communication between computers and devices is asynchronous — it can occur at any time and at irregular intervals. Communication within a computer, however, is usually synchronous and is governed by the microprocessor clock. Signals along the bus, for example, can occur only at specific points in the clock cycle.
- synchronous groupware
Groupware that works in real-time allowing multiple participants to collaborate in groups at the same time. Examples of synchronous groupware include whiteboarding, text-based chat systems or videoconferencing. Contrast with asynchronous groupware.
The verb form of syndication.
- synchronous messaging
Synchronous messaging describes communications that takes place between two applications or systems, where the system places a message in a message queue (also called an Event Queue in enterprise messaging systems) and then waits for a message response before it continues processing. Contrast with asynchronous messaging.
The sharing of content among different Web sites. The term is normally associated with licensed content such as television programs and newspaper columns.
Syntax refers to the spelling and grammar of a programming language. Computers are inflexible machines that understand what you type only if you type it in the exact form that the computer expects. The expected form is called the syntax. Each program defines its own syntactical rules that control which words the computer understands, which […]