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.

  • C

    cyber

    Cyber is a prefix used to describe a person, thing, or idea as part of the computer and information age.

  • cybercitizen

    The term "cybercitizen" denotes a "citizen of the Internet" or a member of the "cybercommunity.

  • cybernetics

    Cybernetics is a word coined by group of scientists led by Norbert Wiener and made popular by Wiener's book of 1948, Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine.

  • cyberprise

    A cyberprise is a Web-enabled enterprise.

  • cyberspace

    Cyberspace is a domain characterized by the use of electronics and the electromagnetic spectrum to store, modify, and exchange data via networked systems and associated physical infrastructures.

  • cybersquatting

    Cybersquatting is registering, trafficking in, or using a domain name with bad-faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else.

  • D

    daemon

    A daemon (pronounced DEE-muhn) is a program that runs continuously and exists for the purpose of handling periodic service requests that a computer system expects to receive.

  • DAML (DARPA Agent Markup Language)

    DAML (DARPA Agent Markup Language) is a markup language for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) that is based on the Extensible Markup Language (XML).

  • data binding

    Data binding is a process that allows an Internet user to manipulate Web page elements using a Web browser.

  • data dictionary

    A data dictionary is a collection of descriptions of the data objects or items in a data model for the benefit of programmers and others who need to refer to them.

  • data source object (DSO)

    A data source object (DSO) is a Microsoft ActiveX object embedded within a Web page. It employs a process called data binding, in which an ActiveX control communicates directly with another Web page, or with an external XML data source.

  • data type

    A data type, in programming, is a classification that specifies which type of value a variable has and what type of mathematical, relational or logical operations can be applied to it without causing an error.

  • dedicated server

    In the Web hosting business, a dedicated server refers to the rental and exclusive use of a computer that includes a Web server, related software, and connection to the Internet, housed in the Web hosting company's premises.

  • deep link

    A deep link is a hypertext link to a page on a Web site other than its home page.

  • Delphi

    Delphi (pronounced DEHL-FAI) from Borland competes with Visual Basic as an offering for an object-oriented, visual programming approach to application development.

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