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.

  • G

    grep

    Grep, a UNIX command and also a utility available for Windows and other operating systems, is used to search one or more files for a given character string or pattern and, if desired, replace the character string with another one.

  • gTLD (generic top-level domain name)

    A gTLD (generic top-level domain name) is the top-level domain name of an Internet address that identifies it generically as associated with some domain class, such as .com (commercial), .net (originally intended for Internet service providers, but now used for many purposes), .org (for non-profit organizations, industry groups, and others), .gov (U.S. government agencies), .mil (for the military), .edu (for educational institutions); and .int (for international treaties or databases and not much used).

  • H

    history

    In a Web browser, the history is a detailed list of Web sites the computer has visited which remains in a computer's memory for a pre-determined number of days.

  • hosting (Web site hosting, Web hosting, and Webhosting)

    Hosting (also known as Web site hosting, Web hosting, and Webhosting) is the business of housing, serving, and maintaining files for one or more Web sites.

  • HP-GL (Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language)

    HP-GL (Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language) is a vector graphics language, a type of object-oriented language that represents images through the use of geometrical formulas.

  • HPSS (High Performance Storage System)

    HPSS (High Performance Storage System) is a storage management system especially designed for moving large files and large amounts of data around a nework that may consist of parallel processing computers, supercomputers, and clusters of high-end workstations.

  • htm

    htm is sometimes used as a short form of the file name suffix for an HTML file.

  • HTML 4.0

    HTML 4.0 was the final version of the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) before the Extensible Markup Language (XHTML) and remains the set of markup on which most large Web sites today are based.

  • HTML comment

    You can include a comment in an HTML document.

  • HTML5

    HTML 5 is a revision of the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), the standard programming language for describing the contents and appearance of Web pages.

  • HTML::Mason

    HTML::Mason (generally referred to simply as Mason) is an open source Perl-based platform for creating, serving, and managing Web sites.

  • HTTP 1.1

    HTTP 1.1 is the latest version of Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), the World Wide Web application protocol that runs on top of the Internet's TCP/IP suite of protocols.

  • human factors (ergonomics)

    In industry, human factors (also known as ergonomics) is the study of how humans behave physically and psychologically in relation to particular environments, products, or services.

  • hyperlink

    On the Web or other hypertext systems, hyperlink is a synonym for both link and hypertext link.

  • hypermedia

    Hypermedia, a term derived from hypertext, extends the notion of the hypertext link to include links among any set of multimedia objects, including sound, motion video, and virtual reality.

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