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.

  • F

    functionality

    In information technology, functionality (from Latin functio meaning "to perform") is the sum or any aspect of what a product, such as a software application or computing device, can do for a user.

  • G

    GDMO (Guidelines for Definition of Managed Objects)

    GDMO (Guidelines for Definition of Managed Objects) is a standard for defining objects in a network in a consistent way.

  • GeoRSS

    GeoRSS is a method of describing and pinpointing the physical locations of Internet content.

  • ghost site

    A ghost site is a Web site that is no longer maintained but that remains available for viewing.

  • GIF89a (Graphics Interchange Format Version 89a)

    A GIF89a graphics file is an image formatted according to Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) Version 89a (July, 1989).

  • Gmail

    Gmail (pronounced Gee-mail) is a free Web-based e-mail service currently being tested at Google that provides users with a gigabyte of storage for messages and provides the ability to search for specific messages.

  • go bosh (Go Big or Stay Home)

    Go bosh is cyberspeak for "Go Big or Stay Home," meaning that if you don't commit enough resources to your enterprise, you'll probably fail in your objectives.

  • Google Spreadsheets

    Google Spreadsheets is a Web-based application that allows users to create, update and modify spreadsheets and share the data live online... (Continued)

  • Googling

    Googling is using the popular search engine Google.

  • gov

    gov is one of the top-level domain names that can be used when choosing a domain name.

  • gravesite

    In the context of the World Wide Web, a gravesite is either: A Web site that has been abandoned or forgotten by its originators that is nevertheless still accessible on a server.

  • grep

    Grep, a UNIX command and also a utility available for Windows and other operating systems, is used to search one or more files for a given character string or pattern and, if desired, replace the character string with another one.

  • gTLD (generic top-level domain name)

    A gTLD (generic top-level domain name) is the top-level domain name of an Internet address that identifies it generically as associated with some domain class, such as .com (commercial), .net (originally intended for Internet service providers, but now used for many purposes), .org (for non-profit organizations, industry groups, and others), .gov (U.S. government agencies), .mil (for the military), .edu (for educational institutions); and .int (for international treaties or databases and not much used).

  • H

    history

    In a Web browser, the history is a detailed list of Web sites the computer has visited which remains in a computer's memory for a pre-determined number of days.

  • home page

    For a Web user, the home page is the first Web page that is displayed after starting a Web browser like Netscape's Navigator or Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

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