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.

  • D

    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.

  • dependency injection

    Dependency injection (DI) is an object-oriented programming (OOP) software design structure in which service references, also called dependencies, are delivered to clients from the outside as required.

  • derived object (DO)

    A derived object (DO) is a file created in a Versioned Object Base (VOB).

  • deviceCOM

    DeviceCOM, from Intrinsyc Software, is a line of device and network integration products that is used to make Internet or PC devices work with each other on a network.

  • digital photo album

    A digital photo album is an application that allows the user to import graphic image files from a digital camera, memory card, scanner, or computer hard drive, to a central database. (...Continued)

  • digital video

    Digital video is audio/visual data in a binary format. Information is represented as a sequence of zeroes and ones, rather than as a continuous signal as analog information is. (Continued)

  • digizine

    A digizine is a magazine that is delivered in digital (electronic form) on an electronic medium, such as a CD-ROM. A digizine can be stand-alone or used as a supplement to printed information or information on a Web site.

  • DIME (Direct Internet Message Encapsulation)

    DIME (Direct Internet Message Encapsulation) is a communications specification that defines a format for attaching files to Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) messages between application programs over the Internet.

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