Microservices architecture Definitions

  • K

    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.

  • link checker

    A link checker is a program that tests and reports on the validity of the hypertext links on the pages in a Web site.

  • link type

    In Hyper-G and possibly other hypertext systems, a link type is the specification of the nature of the information object being linked to.

  • linkrot

    Linkrot is the tendency of hypertext links from one Web site to another site to become useless as other sites cease to exist or remove or reorganize their Web pages.

  • LISP (list processing)

    LISP, an acronym for list processing, is a programming language that was designed for easy manipulation of data strings.

  • list server (mailing list server)

    A list server (mailing list server) is a program that handles subscription requests for a mailing list and distributes new messages, newsletters, or other postings from the list's members to the entire list of subscribers as they occur or are scheduled.

  • lowerCamelCase

    lowerCamelCase (part of CamelCase) is a naming convention in which a name is formed of multiple words that are joined together as a single word with the first letter of each of the multiple words (except the first one) capitalized within the new word that forms the name.

  • M

    mail server (mail transfer/transport agent, MTA, mail router, Internet mailer)

    A mail server (also known as a mail transfer agent or MTA, a mail transport agent, a mail router or an Internet mailer) is an application that receives incoming e-mail from local users (people within the same domain) and remote senders and forwards outgoing e-mail for delivery.

  • Majordomo

    Like listserv, Majordomo (from Latin: "master of the house") is a small program that automatically redistributes e-mail to names on a mailing list.

  • management service provider (MSP)

    Also see two related terms, application service provider and storage service provider.

  • Mapuccino

    Mapuccino is a Java applet or small program that can show a visual map of how a Web site is organized.

  • Marimba

    Marimba is a company that has introduced a somewhat new way of using the World Wide Web.

  • markup

    Markup refers to the sequence of characters or other symbols that you insert at certain places in a text or word processing file to indicate how the file should look when it is printed or displayed or to describe the document's logical structure.

  • mask

    In graphic design, a mask is a tool that allows you to protect a specific area of an image from modification.

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