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

    DirXML

    DirXML is Novell's directory interchange software that uses XML to keep different directories synchronized.

  • Document Type Definition (DTD)

    A Document Type Definition (DTD) is a specific document defining and constraining definition or set of statements that follow the rules of the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) or of the Extensible Markup Language (XML), a subset of SGML. A DTD is a specification that accompanies a document and identifies what the funny little codes (or markup) are that, in the case of a text document, separate paragraphs, identify topic headings, and so forth and how each is to be processed.

  • domain sniper

    A domain sniper is a person or company that locates and registers a Web site domain name that has lapsed from registration in the expectation that the original registrant will be willing to buy the name back.

  • domain specific language (DSL)

    A domain specific language (DSL) is a programming language developed to address an aspect within a specific domain.

  • dotcom

    A dotcom is any Web site intended for business use and, in some usages, it's a term for any kind of Web site.

  • DSSSL (Document Style Semantics and Specification Language)

    DSSSL (Document Style Semantics and Specification Language) is a standard for the processing of SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) documents.

  • Dublin Core

    Dublin Core is an initiative to create a digital "library card catalog" for the Web.

  • dynamic DNS service

    A dynamic DNS (domain name system) service is a company that charges a small fee to allow a user connecting to the Internet with a dynamic IP address to be able to use applications that require a static IP address.

  • dynamic URL

    A dynamic URL is the address - or Uniform Resource Locator (URL) - of a Web page with content that depends on variable parameters that are provided to the server that delivers it.

  • E

    e-commerce hosting

    E-commerce hosting is a business in which a company provides other companies whatever they need to sell their products and services on the World Wide Web - including a Web server to serve a company's pages, possibly the Web site design (including catalog pages), and the special capabilities needed to accept, process, and confirm sales orders.

  • e-mail reflector

    An e-mail reflector is a program that acts as the forwarding broadcaster of e-mail messages to the names on a distribution list.

  • e-outsourcing

    For a business, e-outsourcing is buying information technology products and services that could be furnished in-house from one or a variety of sources on the Internet.

  • e-tailware

    E-tailware is software for creating online catalogs, ordering forms, credit checking, and similar services for Web sites that sell goods and services to consumers.

  • e-ticket (electronic ticket)

    An e-ticket (electronic ticket) is a paperless electronic document used for ticketing passengers, particularly in the commercial airline industry.

  • EAI (enterprise application integration)

    Enterprise application integration (EAI) is the task of uniting the databases and workflows associated with business applications to ensure that the business uses the information consistently and that changes to core business data made by one application are correctly reflected in others.

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