Web Development Abbreviations

Abbreviations are great because they can be precise and they can make life easier by saving time and space.  

Abbreviations are bad because they can make otherwise intelligent sentence in to alphabet soup, they are elitist, they are cryptic, they are not always unique and they can lead to the loss of the original idea.

 Can you unpack these abbreviations?

L10N

The answer is: Localization
DBAL

The answer is: database abstraction layer
W3C

The answer is: World Wide Web Consortium
RSS (as in feed)

or RDF Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication
The answer is: Rich Site Summary
UTC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time
The answer is: Coordinated Universal Time
URL

The answer is: Uniform Resource Locator
UML

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Modeling_Language
The answer is: Unified Modeling Language
URI

The answer is: Uniform Resource Identifier
IMAP

Internet Message Access Protocol
The answer is: Internet Message Access Protocol
AJAX

The answer is: Asynchronous JavaScript and XML
3NF

Knowing the abbreviation is not important but the concept is.
The answer is: Third Normal Form

as in weBLOG
The answer is: Web Log
PHP

The answer is: Personal Home Page
ARP (database)

Default answer
The answer is: active record pattern
ORM or O/RM

The answer is: Object relational mapping
I18N

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internationalization_and_localization
The answer is: Internationalization
GNU

The answer is: GNU's Not Unix
GPL (as in GPL rights)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License
The answer is: General Public License
CRUD

The answer is: create read update delete

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