Alan Freedman -- The Computer Language Company - Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Longest-Running Tech Reference on the Planet

A CDE Definition

You'll love The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (CDE) for Tech Term of the Day (TTOD)


architecture neutral

Software that is designed without regard to the target platform. Software is often written to maximize the performance of a specific hardware platform, but such software must be modified to make it run on other hardware. It is always a tradeoff. The more specialized the software, the faster the hardware performance but the more difficult to make the software work on other platforms. See intermediate language and cross platform.

Personal Use Only

Before/After Your Search Term
Arbor Softwarearchitecture police
ARCarchival storage
ARC portarchive
ARC serverarchive attribute
archarchive bit
ArchestrAarchive file
Archiearchive formats
Archistrat computerarchive program
architectarchived file

Terms By Topic
Click any of the following categories for a list of fundamental terms.
Computer Words You Gotta KnowSystem design
Job categoriesUnix/Linux
Interesting stuffPersonal computers
InternetIndustrial Automation/Process Control
Communications & networkingAssociations/Standards organizations
HistoryDesktop publishing
ProgrammingHealthcare IT
System design