Managing architectures Definitions

  • J


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

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


  • 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

    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 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.

  • 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.

  • management service provider (MSP)

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

  • MathML

    MathML is an application of XML (Extensible Markup Language) designed to facilitate the use of mathematical expressions in Web pages.

  • message-driven processing

    Message-driven processing is an approach used within the client/server computing model in which a client (for example, your Web browser) sends a service request in the form of a specially-formatted message to a program that acts as a request broker, handling messages from many clients intended for many different server applications.

  • microcommerce

    Microcommerce is an online selling/purchasing model that involves the exchange of very small sums of money, sometimes known as micropayments.

  • microservices

    Microservices, or microservice architecture, is an approach to application development in which a large application is built as a suite of modular components or services.