Microservices architecture Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing microservices and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • E

    ezine (electronic magazine)

    The term ezine is short for "electronic magazine.

  • F

    FAQ (frequently-asked questions)

    The FAQ (pronounced FAK) or list of "frequently-asked questions" (and answers) has become a feature of the Internet.

  • Fast Infoset (FI)

    Fast Infoset (FI) is a standard that can serve as an alternative to XML (Extensible Markup Language) document formatting... (Continued)

  • FastCGI

    FastCGI is a programming interface that can speed up Web applications that use the most popular way to have the Web server call an application, the common gateway interface (CGI).

  • FidoNet

    Started in 1984, FidoNet is a system for exchanging e-mail and discussion group and other files among users of over 30,000 bulletin board services.

  • Financial Services Markup Language (FSML)

    FSML (Financial Services Markup Language) is a data description language based on the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) that was developed to create financial documents for delivery over the Internet, including eCheck and their associated documentation.

  • finger

    Finger is a program that tells you the name associated with an e-mail address.

  • Firefox

    Firefox is a Web browser that is smaller, faster, and in some ways more secure than the Netscape browser from which much of its code was derived.

  • flamebait

    On the Internet, flamebait is a "posting" or note on a Web site discussion forum, an online bulletin board, a Usenet newsgroup, or other public forum that is intended to elicit the extremely strong responses characteristic of flaming and active public discussions.

  • foo (in software programming)

    Foo is a term used by developers as a placeholder when describing an idea or concept.

  • forward compatible

    Forward compatible describes a system that is designed in such a way that it fits with planned future versions of itself.

  • frames (web site)

    In creating a Web site, frames is the use of multiple, independently controllable sections on a Web presentation.

  • freemail

    Freemail is a service that provides free e-mail delivery to anyone in exchange for exposure to advertising on the site where you request your e-mail and, in some cases, for some personal information...(Continued)

  • FSP (full-service provider)

    On the Internet, an FSP (full-service provider) is an application service provider (ASP) that offers a wide range of Web-based information technology services to other companies - including the planning and creation of a Web presence, providing needed software applications, and hosting and maintaining the Web site.

  • fully qualified domain name (FQDN)

    A fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) is that portion of an Internet Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that fully identifies the server program that an Internet request is addressed to.

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