Short for zoomed video port, a port that enables data to be transferred directly from a PC Card to a VGA controller. The port is actually a connection to a zoomed video bus. This new bus was designed by the PCMCIA to enable notebook computers to connect to real-time multimedia devices such as video cameras. The first notebook computers with the ZV port arrived in late 1996.
An area in graphics memory reserved for storing the Z-axis value of each pixel.
An algorithm used in 3-D graphics to determine which objects, or parts of objects, are visible and which are hidden behind other objects. With Z-buffering, the graphics processor stores the Z-axis value of each pixel in a special area of memory called the Z-buffer . Different objects can have the same x- and y-coordinate values, […]
- Zend Framework
Abbreviated as ZF, the Zend Framework is an open source object-oriented Web application framework implemented in PHP 5. The goal of ZF is to simplify Web development while maintaining object-oriented best practices for building Web 2.0 applications and Web services. The Zend Framework was developed by a large open-source community lead by Zend and its […]
- Zero-Day exploit
Called either Day Zero or Zero-Day, it is an exploit that takes advantage of a security vulnerability on the same day that the vulnerability becomes publicly or generally known. Zero-Day exploits are usually posted by well-known hacker groups. Software companies may issue a security bulletin or advisory when the exploit becomes known, but companies may […]
- Zero Administration Kit
Abbreviated as ZAK, the Zero Administration Kit is a Microsoft software kit designed for for Windows NT that allows network administrators to easily prevent some user actions, such as changes to desktop configurations, software installation, and other settings.