usage of the word "binding"

by Tyler Goodwyn   Last Updated May 15, 2019 22:24 PM

First of all, this is really two questions: a specific question and the meta question: where do I ask questions that are of the same type as the specific question?

I am only expecting an answer to the meta question from this forum, unless this forum is the answer to the meta question.

meta question

Where do you ask questions about the usage of different programming words. For example, "static" means many things in many different contexts - I know what static means now but where would I have asked a clarification question about it when I was first learning? Also, where's a stackexchange that you can ask what certain abbreviations mean? E.g. "xjc" is a command line tool that I know what it does but I still don't know what the exact letters stand for.

Summary: where can you ask questions about programming terminology? Specific example below.

specific question

What's the difference between the use of the word binding in these two contexts:

The latest LWJGL snapshot (3.1.1 build 5) includes bindings to Assimp, a library to import and export various well-known 3D model formats in a uniform manner.

and

The Java DOM and SAX parsing APIs are lower-level APIs to parse XML documents, while JAXB (Java API for XML Binding) is a higher-level API for converting XML elements and attributes to a Java object hierarchy (and vice versa).



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