What the hell does API mean?
Thankfully, I’m well aware of what the acronym in the title stands for. Surprisingly, it takes me a good 4-5 seconds each time I’m forced to recall what it means/stands for. I’m sure a lot of people out there are faced with the same difficulties in processing the infinite amount of abbreviations, so I’ve scoured (ok, ok…I’ve accessed 2 or 3 other sites namely Techterms and Acronyms Online) the web and made a list for your reading pleasure of ones we come across frequently enough.
Consider it a refresher. I can’t be posting insightful, stimulating, and jaw-dropping book reviews and observations every time now can I?? j..o..king.
I’ve also gone ahead and linked each of the brief definitions to the Wikipedia entry. Eat your hearts out detail freaks.
BMP – Bitmap
CGI – Common Gateway Interface
CMYK – Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
CPA – Cost per action
CPL – Cost per lead – same as CPA per Wikipedia
FTP – File transfer protocol
HTML - Hyper-Text Markup Language
PHP – Hypertext Preprocessor
PNG – Portable Network Graphic
TIFF – Tagged Image File Format
URL – Uniform Resource Locator
USB - Universal Serial Bus
VGA – Video Graphics Array
Those are the ones I came up with on a whim. Some which are obvious to me, must be obvious to you, as in my own humble opinion, I’m not all that smart.
Kindly add those you believe aren’t so obvious or that you use/access on daily basis and enlighten us! Well, me at least, and maybe Luis and Fabrice. lol.