2 definitions by panze

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A quick test to see if your software works at all. Originally a term for testing electronics ("switch on the power and see if there's smoke").
You should do a smoke test on your software before passing it on to testers.
by panze May 21, 2009

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Acronym for Globally Unique ID. A 128-bit identifier, which is supposed to be guaranteed unique. Used for identifying stuff like software objects. Originally it was formed by combining an Ethernet MAC address with a 100ns resolution timestamp, but now a more complex algorithm is used.
I just hit Ctrl-Shift-G in Borland Developer Studio and it gave me a new GUID: {E9BAA03C-E2BE-420D-9554-5A08B7548068}
by panze May 02, 2008

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