When I began updating my resume, it took me all of 15 minutes to realize that I was not "up-to-date" on my industry related acronyms. Even though I had been utilizing many of these technologies for YEARS, I didn’t have them listed properly on my resume. When posting your resume on technical job boards, acronyms can lead to your success or failure in your job search.
EXAMPLE: "LAMP" - Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP
I've been proficient at an expert level for YEARS... but these days the recruiters search for "LAMP". (Go friggin' figure!)
I spent a few, (several), hours updating my documented skill-sets to a "modern level of acceptability". LOL!
(Many of the items listed are basic, but I decided to include everything I dug up).
If you're on the web admin/development/design side of your Internet Sales Department, I sincerely hope that you will benefit from the following info.:
Markup and Styling
- CSS: Cascading Style Sheets - CSS is a style sheet language used to define how a web page written HTML or XHTML should be presented and displayed in a web browser
- HTML: HyperText Markup Language - HTML is a tag-based markup language used to create web pages Every site on the internet uses HTML in some form
- WML: Wireless Markup Language - WML is an XML-based markup language for content accessed through a wireless mobile device Similar to HTML
- XHTML: Extensible HyperText Markup Language - XHTML is a special type of HTML that conforms to the strict rules of XML This allows for cleaner code and code that can be understood by a wider array of software
- XML: Extensible Markup Language - XML is a general purpose markup language for describing data in a structured manner
Business Logic Programming
- ASP (Microsoft): Active Server Pages - ASP is a server-side scripting language used to add business logic and database interactivity to dynamic websites
- CGI: Common Gateway Interface - CGI is a protocol that allows server applications to interact with client web browsers
- JSP: JavaServer Pages - JSP is a server-side scripting language used to add business logic and database interactivity to dynamic websites
- PHP: PHP Hypertext Preprocessor/Personal Home Page - PHP is a server-side scripting language used to add business logic and database interactivity to dynamic websites
- RoR: Ruby on Rails - RoR is a web application framework based on the Ruby scripting language It has been used by several popular Web 20 web sites
- SSI: Server Side Includes - SSI is a server-side scripting language used primarily to include the contents of one file in another
- ASP: Application Service Provider - An ASP is any business that provides online, Internet-delivered applications to customers
- AWS: Amazon Web Services - AWS are a collection of remote application services offered by Amazoncom
- RSS: Really Simple Syndication - RSS is an XML specification for publishing frequently updated web content to subscribers RSS is the secret sauce behind blogging
- S3: Amazon Simple Storage Service - Amazon S3 is a storage solution that offers unlimited data stored for a small fee through a simple web service interface
- CRUD: Create, Read, Update and Delete - CRUD are the four basic functions of any persistent storage system, most commonly a database system
- DBMS: Database Management System - A DB is a structured collection of data organized to allow for easy retrieval by computer programs using SQL
- SQL: Structured Query Language - SQL is a special programming language used to retrieve data from and modify relational database systems
Servers and Hosting
- CRON: Command Run ON - CRON is a scheduling program on most Unix system It is used to schedule time-sensitive activities for software programs to perform
- IIS: Internet Information Services - IIS is a set of internet-based services for servers running Microsoft Windows
- VPS: Virtual Private Server - A VPS is a partition of a physical server that has the ability to run a separate operating system and reboot itself independently of other VPSs on the same physical server
- FTP: File Transfer Protocol - FTP is a commonly used protocol for transferring files from one computer to another over a network
- HTTP: HyperText Transfer Protocol - HTTP is a communications protocol used for transferring data available on the Web
- HTTPS: Secure HypterText Transfer Protocol - HTTPS is a variation of HTTP used to specify that the data being transferred is/should be encrypted and secure
- SSH: Secure Shell - SSH is a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged over a secure channel between two computers
- SSL: Secure Sockets Layer - SSL is a cryptographic protocol used for encrypting sensitive data while being sent through the Internet
- WAP: Wireless Application Protocol - WAP is an international standard for accessing Internet content on a wireless mobile device
Standards and Accessibility
- 508: Section 508 - Section 508 is an amendment to the Rehabilitation act of 1973 that requires federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities It is commonly used as a standard for accessible web sites
- W3C: World Wide Web Consortium - The W3C is the international standards organization for the Web
- WAI: Web Accessibility Initiative - The WAI is an initiative enacted by the W3C for improving the accessibility of web pages for people using software other than web browsers (eg screen readers)
- WCAG: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - WCAG is a series of web accessibility guidelines published by the WAI
- DOM: Document Object Model - DOM is a standard object model for representing HTML and XML formats as objects
- CRAP: Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity - CRAP is a design methodology applied to the design and layout of web pages
- CVS: Concurrent Versions System - CVS is a version control system that allows several developers to collaboratively work on a single set of code
- GUI: Graphical User Interface - A GUI is a computer interface that allows users to interact with the computer through graphical icons and windows, typically with the aid of a mouse
- SVN: Subversion - SVN is a version control system that allows several developers to collaboratively work on a single set of code
- WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get - WYSIWYG is used to describe web development applications in which the authoring environment closely resembles the final output of the program
Graphics and Images
- CMYK: Cyan Magenta Yellow Key - RGB is a subtractive color model used by computers to display various colors by subtracting different levels of cyan, magenta, and yellow
- FLA: Flash Authoring File - FLA files are the primary authoring output files of Adobe Flash
- GIF: Graphics Interchange Format - GIF is a popular graphics format most commonly used for graphics in web sites
- JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group - JPEG is an image compression codec commonly used to encode pictures for the Web
- PNG: Portable Network Graphics - PNG is an image format that was developed to replace the aging GIF image format for web sites
- PSD: PhotoShop Document - PSD files are the primary authoring output files of Adobe Photoshop
- RGB: Red Green Blue - RGB is an additive color model used by computers to display various colors by combining different levels of red, green, or blue
- SVG: Scalable Vector Graphics - SVG is an XML markup language used to describe two dimensional vector graphics
- SWF: Small Web Format/ShockWave Flash - SWF is a proprietary vector graphics format used to create animations on web sites
- AVS: Address Verification System - AVS is a method of verifying the identity of a person using a credit card to make a purchase online
- CSC/CVV: Card Security Code/Card Verification Value - CSC is a security feature available on most major credit cards that is used to prevent credit card fraud
- MID: Merchant ID - A MID is a unique identifier assigned to companies selling goods and used for billing purposes
- FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ lists are a common support mechanism on many web sites that provides answers to questions that are commonly asked of the company
Search Engine Optimization
- CPC: Cost Per Click - CPC is the amount an advertiser pays every time a user clicks on one of their advertisements in a PPC campaign
- CPM: Cost Per 1000 Impressions - CPM is the amount an advertiser pays for every 1000 (or, roman numeral “M”) users who view their advertisement on a web page
- CTR: Click Through Rate/Ratio - CTR is a measure of the amount of users who click an advertisement as compared to the number of users who see the advertisement
- PPC: Pay Per Click - PPC is an advertising model used on the Web in which advertisers only pay when a user actually click their advertisement
- PR: PageRank - PageRank is an algorithm used to measure the value of a particular document relative to other documents in the same set Commonly used by search engines to rank web site popularity
- SEO: Search Engine Optimization - SEO is the process of tweaking web sites so that they are more likely to be indexed higher in search engine results
- SERP: Search Engine Results Page - SERP is the listing of web pages returned by a search engine in response to a user search
- XSS: Cross-Site Scripting - XSS is a common web page security vulnerability where an attacker rigs a site they do not own to run malicious code
- CSRF: Cross-Site Request Forgery - CSRF is a common web page security vulnerability where an attacker poses as an authenticated user to execute actions
- CNAME: Canonical Name - A CNAME is an alias of one hostname to another
- DNS: Domain Name System - DNS servers as the phone book of the Internet It translates human-readable hostnames such as solosignalcom into numeric IP addresses used by networking equipment
- DTD: Document Type Definition - DTD is a document used to describe and specify the structure and organization of an XML document
- ICANN: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers - ICANN is a non-profit organization formed to oversee the management of domain names and IP addresses
- IP: Internet Protocol - IP is a protocol for transferring data across a packet-switched network
- SLD: Second-Level Domain - SLD is a domain directly below the TLD For example In “solosignalcom”, “solosignal” is the SLD and “com” is the TLD
- TLD: Top-Level Domain - TLD is the last part of any Internet domain name For example: com, net, and org are all TLDs…
products that save money longer term, as many drive slower and take other steps to conserve fuel
New 2013 Ford Fusion offers hybrid-based Auto Start-Stop technology that shuts off the engine at stops to reduce fuel consumption in stop-and-go driving conditions
If just 50,000 customers add the $295 Auto Start-Stop Fusion option, it could save more than 14 million pounds of CO2 emissions and nearly 1 million gallons of gasoline annually
New Fusion is the first vehicle ever to offer the power of choice with fuel-efficient EcoBoost®, EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains
DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 12, 2012 – Energy-efficient washers and dryers, solar panels, and the fuel-efficient 2013 Ford Fusion look to be hot green products this fall as a majority of Americans say they’re paying more upfront to save money over time.
The all-new Fusion provides the power of choice – an automotive-first lineup of fuel-efficient EcoBoost®, EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop technology, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain offerings.
The Fusion with 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine is Ford’s first gasoline-powered vehicle in North America to offer the Auto Start-Stop fuel-saving technology – derived directly from advanced Ford hybrids, and a $295 option – with the convenience of a six-speed automatic transmission.
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“As American consumers continue to get greener, Ford is rapidly introducing more fuel-saving technologies to expand the power of choice for leading fuel economy across our lineup,” said Ford group vice president for Global Product Development Raj Nair. “The new Fusion with Auto Start-Stop technology is an affordable way for consumers to enjoy some hybrid benefits including improved urban fuel economy and cleaner air.”
A Ford-commissioned survey by leading market research firm Penn Schoen Berlandalso found many American drivers are slowing down, coasting more to stops, and in some cases even slipstreaming behind larger vehicles to save gasoline.
Based on $1,000 of discretionary income to spend on energy savings, 25 percent of the survey respondents would buy a vehicle with hybrid technology, with almost equal numbers choosing energy-efficient appliances or solar panels.
The study shows the significance of this greener attitude shift, as seven out of 10 drivers have changed their driving habits to become more fuel-efficient.
This recently released research of American driver attitudes indicates the following trends:
Saving money and helping the environment are top drivers of energy-efficient purchases
Almost all respondents agree on the importance of fuel-efficient vehicles (95 percent), followed by energy-efficient appliances (93 percent) and light bulbs (85 percent)
Seven of 10 respondents have changed their driving habits to save fuel
Sixty-four percent drive less frequently, 41 percent have slowed down, and 10 percent say they draft behind larger vehicles to save fuel
Thirty-two percent have done research to find cheaper fuel
Twenty-one percent have purchased a new vehicle with improved fuel economy
How it works
Ford's Fusion represents the first North American non-hybrid Ford application of the Auto Start-Stop feature and the first to combine this technology with a gasoline engine and the convenience of an automatic transmission, making this accessible to the widest possible range of drivers.
Auto Start-Stop switches off the gasoline engine when the vehicle is stopped in congested traffic, at stop signs and traffic signals. Seamlessly restarting when the driver releases the brake pedal, the system helps to save fuel and conserve the environment.
Ford Auto Start-Stop can provide up to a 10 percent improvement in overall fuel efficiency, with a corresponding drop in tailpipe emissions.
“This affordable system can provide real-world benefits such as saving money and helping preserve air quality,” Nair said. “For urban drivers, the more they stop, the more they save.”
Start, stop, repeat, save
Auto Start-Stop saves the fuel typically wasted when a car is standing and running at idle. Savings vary depending on driving patterns, but owners who spend most of the time in urban areas and city traffic will benefit the most – up to 10 percent.
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On average, Auto Start-Stop improves fuel efficiency by about 3.5 percent. If 50,000 Fusions were equipped with Auto Start-Stop, the improved efficiency would reduce annual CO2 emissions by more than 14 million pounds and 1 million gallons of gasoline.
More broadly, a study by the United States Department of the Treasury estimates that congestion consumed an extra 1.9 billion gallons of fuel in 2011, approximately 5 percent of all the gasoline used. Studies show drivers encounter an average of 10 to 15 red lights and stop signs on a typical 20-mile commute, which can add from five to 15 minutes of idle time and wasted fuel.
“We expect the average Fusion driver with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine and Auto Start-Stop can recover the $295 cost of this technology through real-world fuel savings in less than 18 months,” said Samantha Hoyt, Fusion Marketing manager. “That’s more cash in their pocket and more time saved with fewer trips to the pump.”
The Auto Start-Stop engineering team has filed more than 25 patent applications for innovations developed in the electronic control strategy to ensure smooth and robust restarts.
The system also monitors climate control settings and cabin temperature and humidity to ensure a comfortable environment for the driver and passengers.
Power of choice
On sale this fall, Fusion offers customers the power of choice with the broadest selection of fuel-efficient powertrains in the midsize car segment – two EcoBoost-powered gasoline engines, a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine, a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid. Fuel economy includes:
2013 Fusion 1.6-liter EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop: Delivering a projected 37 mpg highway
2013 Fusion Hybrid: Delivering at minimum a projected 47 mpg – 4 mpg better than the Toyota Camry Hybrid
2013 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid: Delivering at minimum a projected 100 MPGe-plus rating – making it the world’s most fuel-efficient midsize sedan when it becomes available early in 2013
The story behind the new Fusion
For more on the new Ford Fusion, check out http://FordFusionStory.com, a special mobile site featuring articles, videos and graphics that are easily shareable directly from a smartphone, tablet or computer browser to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and blogs.
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About Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 168,000 employees and about 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.
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