Glossary of Terms






DNS is an acronym for Domain Name System which is a hierarchical naming system for naming computer and other resources on a TCP/IP based network.  One of the most common uses of DNS is translating clear text names of resources to numerical IP addresses.




An exception is a condition that occurs in the operation of the product in which either an unexpected or undesirable condition has occurred.




A URL for an HTTP or HTTPS based resource




GUI (or UI) is an acronym for Graphical User Interface and refers to any application component which draws a Window or interacts with a user visually.




TCP/IP is an acronym for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol and designates a set of communications protocols used on the Internet and many similarly designed networks or networks that require interoperability with the Internet.




A trace (or stack trace) is a detailed listing of events at a particular moment in time during the execution of an application function.  Traces are used in debugging failed job executions.




A URL is an acronym for Uniform Resource Locater and is a string of characters that provides minimally a schema and a hostname.  The full syntax of a URL appears below.  A simple example would be 





WCF is an acronym for Windows Communication Foundation and is a set of technologies used for hosting XML-based services on  Windows-based operating systems.



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