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.

  • B

    business rules engine (BRE)

    A business rules engine (BRE) is a software component that allows non-programmers to add or change business logic in a business process management (BPM) system.

  • business service provider (BSP)

    A business service provider (BSP) is a company that rents third-party software application packages to their customers.

  • C

    CallXML

    CallXML is a language based on the Extensible Markup Language (XML) that lets a company describe a phone-to-Web site application in terms of how the call would be handled at the Web site and how it would interact with the caller based on keyed-in or voice responses.

  • CamelCase

    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 capitalized so that each word that makes up the name can easily be read.

  • CAP theorem (Brewer's theorem)

    The CAP theorem is the idea that a distributed computing system is not able to provide partition tolerance, consistency and availability at the same time.  

  • Cascading Style Sheet, level 1 (CSS1)

    CSS1 (Cascading Style Sheet, level is the recommendation from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for a standard cascading style sheet specification.

  • Channel Definition Format (CDF)

    The Channel Definition Format (CDF) is a file format from Microsoft that lets you create a file that defines a Web "channel," which is a preselected Web site or group of related Web sites.

  • chatting

    For terms frequently used in online keyboard chatting, see chat acronyms/IRC/BBS. On the Internet, chatting is talking to other people who are using the Internet at the same time you are.

  • choreography

    Choreography, in a Web services context, refers to specifications for how messages should flow among diverse, interconnected components and applications to ensure optimum interoperability... (Continued)

  • class diagram

    A class diagram is an illustration of the relationships and source code dependencies among classes in the Unified Modeling Language (UML)... (Continued)

  • click rate

    In Web advertising, the click rate is the number of clicks on an ad on an HTML page as a percentage of the number of times that the ad was downloaded with a page.

  • click stream

    In Web advertising, a click stream is the sequence of clicks or pages requested as a visitor explores a Web site.

  • clickthrough rate (CTR)

    In banner advertising on a Web site, the clickthrough rate (CTR) is the percentage of times that viewers of a Web page click on a given banner ad.

  • cloud service governance

    Cloud services governance is a general term for applying specific policies or principles to the use of cloud computing services. The goal of cloud services governance is to secure applications and data when they are located remotely.

  • ColdFusion

    ColdFusion, a product from Macromedia, is a popular and sophisticated set of products for building Web sites and serving pages to users.

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