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.

  • #

    .shtml

    A Web file with the suffix of ".shtml" (rather than the usual ".htm") indicates a file that includes some information that will be added "on the fly" by the server before it is sent to you.

  • 216-color browser-safe palette

    Go directly to the 216-color browser-safe palette table 136 browser colors with names When specifying colors for Web page backgrounds, fonts, and other elements for 256-color displays (the most common display capability), you will probably want to choose from the 216 colors that look the same on both PC and Mac operating systems.

  • 3-D browser

    A 3-D browser is a Web browser that allows the viewer to view and interact with six Web pages at a time by creating a virtual room on the viewer's screen.

  • 80

    If you occasionally see a mysterious "80" on the name of a Web server that is handling your request for Web pages, this is a bit of technical stuff showing through when perhaps it shouldn't.

  • A

    access provider

    An access provider is any organization that arranges for an individual or an organization to have access to the Internet.

  • ActionScript

    ActionScript is an object-oriented programming (OOP) language that is designed specifically for Web site animation.

  • aglet (agile applet)

    In computer technology, an aglet (or "agile applet") is a small application program or applet with the capability to serve as a mobile agent of services in a computer network.

  • alias

    In general, as a noun, an alias (pronounced AY-lee-uhs) is an alternate name for someone or something.

  • Amaya

    Amaya is the Web browser that was developed by members of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as a practical tool as well as a testing ground for W3C ideas.

  • American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN)

    The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is the nonprofit corporation responsible for managing Internet number resources (IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and Autonomous System Numbers) for Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands and the United States.

  • anchor

    In Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), an anchor is the establishing of a term, phrase, image, or other information object as being either: The target of a hypertext link within a document, or A reference (a link you can select) to such a target Note that any HTML file name is automatically an anchor or target that can be linked to.

  • anonymous FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

    Using the Internet's File Transfer Protocol (FTP), anonymous FTP is a method for giving users access to files so that they don't need to identify themselves to the server.

  • API economy

    API economy (application programming interface economy) is a general term that describes the way application programming interfaces (APIs) can positively affect an organization's profitability.

  • API management

    API management is the process of overseeing application programming interfaces (APIs) in a secure, scalable environment.

  • applet

    An applet (little application) is a small software program that supports a larger application program. In the past, the term applet was often associated with the Java programming language.

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