Tuesday, February 24

Hw #3 Article Sumary and Review

In the article “Microsoft Searches for Group Advantage” by Robert Lemos at http://www.technologyreview.com/web/22040/ . He states that Microsoft is trying to improve its search Engine to compete with Google. He also explains that Microsoft is trying to incorporate a new method of algorithm for its search engine, such as tapping from other groups to improve the search result of the information desired.

This article is very informative about what is occurring in the real world nowadays. It would be the great help for this class to know about this article; especially because we as a user have to use search engines in a daily basic. Therefore, to know that Microsoft is trying to offer users some of the capabilities that Google offers us with its search engine, it would be of enormous support because we would have more search engines to choose from; especially when we are looking for better and quicker search results.

Hw #:2 Key Terms:

  1. Hacker: a person who breaks into computers.

  2. SQL: Structure Query Language used on database used to retrieve and manager information in databases.

  3. HTTP: “Hypertext Transfer Protocol, it is an application-level protocol”, by http://www.Wikipedia.com

  4. JavaScript is a language script used on the client side (browser).

  5. DOM:” The Document Object Model is a platform- and language-independent standard object model for representing HTML,” by http://www.Wikipedia.com

  6. RSS:” (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it”, by http://www.whatisrss.com/

  7. AJAX: stands for JavaScript and XML. It is a group of application used to create dynamic web application.

  8. API: Application Programming Interface, It is a set of structure, subrouting classes and objects.

  9. PayPal:” It is an e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet.” by http://www.Wikipedia.com.

  10. PHP: it stands for Personal Home Page. It is scripting language used to create web pages. It works on the server side.

The way I researched these key terms was: First I used Google to search the key terms due to the fact that this search engine provides more options to pick from. However, I noticed that most of the results were taking me to Wikepedia.com. Therefore, I continued using Wikipedia site because I realized that it was providing me all the information needed to learn about these terms.