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back-end

(programming)
Any software performing either the final stage in a process, or a task not apparent to the user. A common usage is in a compiler. A compiler's back-end generates machine language and performs optimisations specific to the machine's architecture.

The term can also be used in the context of network applications. E.g. "The back-end of the system handles socket protocols".

Contrast front end.
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The buyer's payments are mostly or completely deferred until the contractual back-end date or a triggering event occurs.
InSpeed Embedded Storage Switches have now become the industry standard for connecting disk drives in the back-end of storage systems.
Under the terms of the agreement, WellFound Decade has created a repeatable system interface to eMagic's portal, empowering companies to cost-efficiently integrate their back-end loan origination systems with eMagic.
The back end database is the back-bone of the EHRs and having a standard, freely available cross-platform back-end database would go a long way toward increasing availability and use of EHRs among physicians.
Smith said HP had already dropped hints to those companies about the purchase, and was very confident that they will be happy to integrate their front-end software with the Persist back-end. Gruener said:" "It shouldn't be a problem.
The Jenzabar listing in the "2002 Guide to e-learning Vendors" indicated that Jenzabar "is now focusing on back-end administrative software." In fact, Jenzabar's current focus is on our new, next-generation product strategy, i3 (i-cubed), which focuses on the intelligent integration of our front-end Internet portal and course-management software with our powerful back-end administration systems.
The new SiteMinder Server is aimed at providing a secure and manageable front door into an organisation's back-end web servers.
To accomplish this, back-end systems must be linked together with Web content front-ends to deliver virtual records.
Designed to allow suppliers to integrate directly seamlessly into the enterprise systems of their trading partners, Ironside Buyer Integrator enables the real-time acceptance of files directly from individual purchasing systems, translating them into the required format for the Ironsides customers' back-end ERP systems through use of XML.
The systems consist of two components: camera head and back-end electronics.
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