List of acronyms

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Acronyms and abbreviations:

  • A/D - Analog/Digital
  • ADatP - Automated Data Processing
  • AKA - Also Known As
  • ANSI - American National Standards Institute
  • AOD - Actor-Oriented Design
  • AOP - Actor-Oriented Programming
  • API - Application Programming Interfaces
  • ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
  • BTW - By The Way
  • BYOB - Bring Your Own Beer
  • CAPTCHA - Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart ... an example would be the questions at the end of online forums that says "type the word you see in this image to continue." They're supposed to filter out robots and automated systems and only allow real sentient beings to continue.
  • CCT - Code Capture Tool
  • DA - Dumb @$$
  • DAQ / DAQmx - Data Acquisition
  • DB - Database
  • DILLIGAF - Do I Look Like I Give A F#ck?
  • DIY - Do It Yourself
  • DMA - Direct Memory Access
  • EIP - Ethernet/IP
  • FIFO - First In, First Out
  • FKA - Formerly Known As
  • FYI - For Your Information
  • GL - Graphics Language
  • GNU - GNU's Not Unix
  • GOOP - Graphical Object-Oriented Programming; see also LVOOP and LabVOOP
  • GPL - GNU General Public License
  • GPS - Global Positioning System
  • GUI - Graphical User Interface
  • GUID - Globally Unique IDentifier
  • HF - High Frequency
  • HH - Homework Hustlers
  • HTML - HyperText Markup Language
  • IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
  • IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
  • IMO - In My Opinion
  • IP - Internet Protocol
  • IR - Infrared
  • IT - Information Technology
  • JDK - Java Development Kit
  • JK - Just Kidding
  • JVM - Java Virtual Machine
  • LabVOOP - LabVIEW Object Oriented Programming; this version is not preferred by NI (as of July 2007) but is easier to pronounce and may gain currency given time.
  • LED - Light-Emitting Diode
  • LF - Low Frequency
  • LIFO - Last In, First Out
  • LOL - Laughing Out Loud
  • LVOOP - LabVIEW Object Oriented Programming (pronounced "el-voop"); see also GOOP and LabVOOP
  • LQTM - Laughing Quietly To Myself
  • MAX - Measurement & Automation Explorer
  • MXI - Measurement eXtensions for Instrumentation
  • MYOB - Mind Your Own Business
  • NaN - Not A Number
  • N00b - Newbie
  • ODBC - Open DataBase Connectivity
  • OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
  • OMG - Oh, My God!
  • OO - Object Oriented
  • P2P - Peer-to-Peer
  • PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect
  • PS - Post Scriptum (Latin, "written after")
  • PS - Power Supply
  • PXI - PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation
  • RT - Real Time
  • RTFM - Read The F#cking/Fine Manual
  • RTSI - Real-Time System Integration
  • TCP - Transmission Control Protocol
  • TMI - Too Much Information
  • VBA - Visual Basic for Applications
  • VI - Virtual Instrument
  • VISTA : Virus Inside Switch To Apple
  • VIT - Virtual Instrument Template
  • VOIP - Voice Over Internet Protocol
  • W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
  • WTF - What The F#ck? ... sometimes voiced using the US military names for the letters, "Whisky Tango Foxtrot?!"
  • XML - eXtensible Markup Language