(1) A device attached to the end-points of a bus network or daisy-chain. The purpose of the terminator is to absorb signals so that they do not reflect back down the line. Ethernet networks require a terminator at both ends of the bus, and SCSI chains require a single terminator at the end of the chain.
(2) A character that indicates the end of a string. In the C programming language, the null character serves as a terminator.
- ternary operator
A ternary operator is some operation operating on 3 inputs. It’s a shortcut for an if-else statement, and is also known as a conditional operator. In Perl/PHP it works as: “boolean_condition?true_value:false_value” In C/C++ it works as: logical expression? action for true : action for false
(adj.) Of or relating to the earth. The term is used in reference to satellite technologies to distinguish between what is out in space and what is located on the earth��s surface.
- tertiary colors
Tertiary colors are the resulting color formed when an equal amount of a primary and a secondary color are mixed. The primary and secondary color must be beside each other on the color wheel. For example, a mixture of 50-percent red and 50-percent magenta would result in the tertiary color of orange. See “The Science […]
- test-driven development
Abbreviated as TDD, test-driven development is a concept in computer software programming to ensure code quality. The TDD cycle concept requires software programmers to develop in short iterations then test the code and clean up any new deficiencies in code quality as they arise. As each iteration is added the testing and clean-up is repeated […]
Tethering enables your cellular telephone or similar Internet-enabled mobile device to connect other devices such as netbooks, laptops or PDAs to the Internet. Mobile phones that offer tethering typically connect to other devices via Bluetooth or a USB cable in order to provide them with Internet access. A key advantage of tethering is that it […]