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Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Greg Perry

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Appendix A Glossary

2’s complement An internal method that computers use to represent negative values.

7-bit ASCII An older ASCII system that represents only 128 different characters.

absolute value The positive representation of a positive number, zero, or a negative number.

abstraction The name given to an object’s details that are hidden from the view or use of other parts of the program that use the object.

accumulator A variable that is updated as a program executes.

Active Server Pages See ASP.

ActiveX Prewritten objects that work as controls that you can embed in a Web page.

algorithm A common procedure or step-by-step methodology for performing a specific task and producing desired results.

anchor tag A tag that creates a link to another ...

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