Short for Virtual Storage Access Method, a file management system used on IBM mainframes. VSAM speeds up access to data in files by using an inverted index (called a B+tree) of all records added to each file. Many legacy software systems use VSAM to implement database systems (called data sets).
1. Short for vestigial side band, a method for modulating — or converting for transmission — digital data over coaxial cable. Created by Zenith, VSB has been chosen by the FCC as a standard for digital TV. 2. Short for VME Subsystem Bus, an auxiliary bus used with a primary 32-bit bus called a VME […]
Short for very small aperture terminal, an earthbound station used in satellite communications of data, voice and video signals, excluding broadcast television. A VSAT consists of two parts, a transceiver that is placed outdoors in direct line of sight to the satellite and a device that is placed indoors to interface the transceiver with the […]
Short for Visual Studio Industry Partners, the Microsoft VSIP program was created to educate and support independent software vendors (ISVs), systems integrators (SIs), academic institutions, corporations and developers interested in integrating tools, components, and languages into the Visual Studio IDE. In addition to offering the technology for advanced integration scenarios, the VSIP program includes: Community […]
- Visual Basic
A programming language and environment developed by Microsoft. Based on the BASIC language, Visual Basic was one of the first products to provide a graphical programming environment and a paint metaphor for developing user interfaces. Instead of worrying about syntax details, the Visual Basic programmer can add a substantial amount of code simply by dragging […]
- Visual Basic Editor
Abbreviated as VBE, Visual Basic Editor is the tool used to create, modify and maintain Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) procedures and modules in Microsoft Office applications. The Visual Basic Editor is included with most Office programs.