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.

  • I

    iPlanet

    iPlanet is Sun Microsystem's solution for a Web server and related programs intended to allow an enterprise to take advantage of the Internet.

  • IPPP (Internet presence provider and promoter)

    An IPPP (Internet presence provider and promoter) is a company that helps an enterprise create a Web site, arrange for hosting (housing, maintaining, and providing Internet access) for the Web site, and promote an audience for it.

  • J

    Jaguar

    Jaguar was the code name for version 10.2 of the Apple Macintosh OS X (operating system ten).

  • Java Ring

    A Java Ring is a finger ring that contains a small microprocessor with built-in capabilities for the user, a sort of smart card that is wearable on a finger.

  • JavaScript

    JavaScript is an interpreted programming or script language from Netscape.

  • JAX-RPC (Java API for XML-Based RPC)

    JAX-RPC

  • Jigsaw

    Jigsaw is a Web server from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that is designed for the purpose of demonstrating new Web protocols and other features.

  • JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)

    JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is an ISO/IEC group of experts that develops and maintains standards for a suite of compression algorithms for computer image files.

  • JScript

    JScript is a script language from Microsoft that is expressly designed for use within Web pages.

  • jump page

    In Web advertising and marketing, a jump page is a Web page that is made to appear temporarily in order to capture the user's attention as a promotion or to gather user information in a survey.

  • JXTA (juxtaposed)

    JXTA (pronounced "juxta") is Sun Microsystem's peer-to-peer (P2P) initiative, a research effort created to promote and explore new approaches to distributed computing.

  • K

    Keyhole Markup Language (KML)

    Keyhole Markup Language (KML) is an XML-based markup language designed to annotate and overlay visualizations on various two-dimensional, Web-based online maps or three-dimensional Earth browsers (such as Google Earth)... (Continued)

  • killer app

    A "killer app" is jargon in the computer industry for an application program that intentionally or unintentionally gets you to make the decision to buy the system the application runs on.

  • knowbot

    A knowbot is a program that automatically searchs Internet sites and gathers information from them according to user-specified criteria.

  • L

    link

    Using hypertext, a link is a selectable connection from one word, picture, or information object to another.

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