Visual J

Visual J++ is a discontinued Java IDE from Microsoft. It was first released as part of the Visual Studio 97 Enterprise Edition and later bundled with the Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition. The last version, 6.0, shipped with Visual Studio .NET 2002. Visual J++ allowed Visual Basic and C++ developers to use Visual Studio to … Read more

Exploratory model

An exploratory model is a type of model that is used to explore data, identify patterns, and uncover relationships. This type of model is often used in data mining and machine learning applications. What is exploratory software development? Exploratory software development is a style of software development that is focused on rapidly exploring and prototyping … Read more


A stateless program is a program that does not keep track of any information about its previous states. This means that when the program is run, it does not remember anything about what happened in previous runs. Stateless programs are typically simpler and easier to reason about than stateful programs, because there is no need … Read more

Environment variable

An environment variable is a variable that is available to all programs on a computer, and that can be used to store information such as the location of files or the options that should be used when running a program. Environment variables are set by the operating system, and can be accessed by programs using … Read more


A template is a blueprint or prototype from which objects can be created. Templates are often used in computer science to describe the structure of complex data types, such as classes and arrays. What is a template in design? A template is a blueprint or guide for creating a particular type of document or file. … Read more


A bookmarklet is a small piece of JavaScript that can be used to perform a variety of tasks on a web page. Bookmarklets are usually created by developers to provide a quick and easy way to perform a specific task on a web page. For example, a bookmarklet could be used to quickly add a … Read more


In computer programming, bind is a process whereby a particular function or method is associated with a particular object or class. This association is typically made at compile-time, but can also be made at run-time. When a function or method is bound to an object or class, it is said to be “bound to that … Read more


When programming, scratch refers to starting from nothing or starting from a very basic level. Scratch programming is a type of programming where you start with a blank page and build up from there. This is in contrast to starting with a pre-existing framework or library. Why is it called Scratch? The name “Scratch” was … Read more

Initialization vector (IV)

An initialization vector (IV) is a random number used in cryptography that is applied to the first block of text in a message before it is encrypted. The purpose of the IV is to ensure that identical messages have different ciphertexts. IVs are typically generated randomly and kept secret. They must be the same size … Read more

Pasta Theory of Programming

The Pasta Theory of Programming is a theory that suggests that programmers who are more experienced are better able to learn new programming languages and technologies than those who are less experienced. The theory is based on the idea that experienced programmers are more likely to have had exposure to a wide variety of programming … Read more