Acronyms usually asked during Interview

An acronym is a word or name formed from the initial components of a longer name or phrase. The newly combined letters create a new word that becomes a part of everyday language. Using shortened forms of words or phrases can speed up communication.

Now a days, during interviews every one use technical words and these word leads to acronym. I believe every programmer should now acronym. So it’ll be helpful for them. Commonly used acronym are:

OOP (Object-Oriented Programming):

A programming paradigm based on the concepts of “objects”, which can contain data, in the form of fields, and code, in the form of procedures.

SDK (Software Development Kit):

A collection of software development tools in one installable package. They facilitate the creation of applications by having a compiler, debugger and perhaps a software framework. They are normally specific to a hardware platform and operating system combination.

TDD (Test-driven development):

A development technique where you must first write a test that fails before you write new functional code. TDD is being quickly adopted by agile software developers for development of application source code and is even being adopted by Agile DBAs for database development.

HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol):

The set of rules for transferring files, such as text, graphics, sound, and other multimedia files, on the internet.

BIOS (Basic Input Output System):

The program a computer’s microprocessor uses to start the computer system after it is powered on. It also manages data flow between the computer’s operating system (OS) and attached devices, such as the hard disk, video adapter, keyboard, mouse and printer.

API (Application Programming Interface):

A software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. When you use an application on your mobile phone, the application connects to the Internet and sends data to a server. The server then retrieves that data, interprets it, performs the necessary actions and sends it back to your phone. The application then interprets that data and presents you with the information you wanted in a readable way. This is what an API is – all of this happens via API.

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