Development Glossary

Submitted by feridun on Fri, 08/17/2012 - 15:36

Here is a glossary of terms that you may come across in Microsoft Dynamics CRM development. 

Term Description  
AJAX Asynchronous JavaScript and XML
ATOM The Atom Publishing protocol is an HTTP-based approach for creating and editing Web resources.
CDSL Conceptual  Schema Definition Language
FetchXML A proprietary query language that is used in Microsoft Dynamics CRM
jQuery A fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development
Jscript The Microsoft implementation of the ECMA 262 language specification
JSON JavaScript Object Notation
LINQ Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) is a set of features introduced in Visual Studio 2008 that extends powerful query capabilities to the language syntax of C# and Visual Basic
ODATA Open Data Protocol
REST Representational state transfer
Silverlight An application framework for running interactive user experiences for Web an mobile applications
SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol
URI Uniform Resource Identifier
WCF Windows Communication Foundation
WSDL Wed Services Description Language
XML Extensible Markup Language
XmlHttpRequest An API that provides scripted client functionality for transferring data between a client and a server


Term Description
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Late Binding  
Strongly Typed