C++ Glossary

BGI
Borland Graphics Interface
CGI
Common Gateway Interface, is a standard for external gateway programs to interface with information servers such as HTTP servers or web servers
GDI
Graphics Device Interface
GUI
Graphical User Interface
IDAPI
Independant Database Application Programming Interface
IDE
Integrated Development Enviroment
MFC
Microsoft Foundation Class (Library)
Mode 13h
graphics mode that has a screen resolution of 320x200, 256 colors and one page for animation
OOD
Object-Oriented Design
OOP
Object-Oriented Programming
OWL
Object Windows Library
PHIGS
Programmer's Hierarchical Interactive Graphics Standard
Pixel
is the actual dot on a output device that covers a fixed area & has a measureable distance from each other to prevent pixel colliding (blurring image)
RAD
Rapid Application Development
RLE
Run-Length Encoding
Surface Rendering
adds realism to 3D objects by coloring, texturing, & shading (or reflection) algorithms
VCL
Visual Component Library