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Vocab 1

STUDY
PLAY
Bottom-up development
implement lowest level, independent classes first
Algorithm
Step-by-Step process that solves a problem
API library
Applications Program Interface library. A library of classes for use in other programs. The library provides standard interfaces that hide the details of the implementations
Applet
A graphical Java program that runs in a web browser or applet viewer
Application
A stand-alone Java program stored in and executed on the user's local computer
Bit
a "binary digit" Smallest unit of computer meory,taking on only two values, 0 or 1
Buffer
a trmporary storage location of limited size. Holds values waiting to be used
Byte
Eight bits
Bytecode
Portable (machine independent) code, intermediate between source code and machine language. It is produced by the Java compiler and interpreted (executed) by the JVM
Cache
A small amoubnt of "fast" memory for the storage of data. Typically, the most recently accessed data from disk storage or "slow" memory is saved in the main memory cache to save time if it's retrieved again
Compiler
A program that translates source code into object code (machine language)