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Definitions of Computer and Internet Terms

Computer Terms Beginning with "J"

Java While most of the world uses "Java" as another term for coffee, the computer science world uses it to refer to a...
JavaScript Like Java, this is a programming language designed by Sun Microsystems, in conjunction with Netscape, that can be...
Joystick A joystick is an input device commonly used to control video games. Joysticks consist of a base and a stick that can...
JPEG The term actually stands for "Joint Photographic Experts Group," because that is the name of the committee that...
JRE Stands for "Java Runtime Environment" and may also be written "Java RTE." Java is a programming language, similar to...
JSP Stands for "Java Server Page." This standard was developed by Sun Microsystems as an alternative to Microsoft's active...
Jumper This is a small metal connector that acts as an on/off switch and is used to alter hardware configurations. A jumper...

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