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.

  • E

    Eclipse (Eclipse Foundation)

    Eclipse is an open-source Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE) known for its plug-ins that allow developers to develop and test code written in other programming languages.

  • edu

    edu is one of the top-level domain names that can be used when choosing a domain name.

  • Eggdrop

    Eggdrop is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) program for Linux or UNIX users that sits in the background of an IRC?channel to manage and protect a chat.

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the primary watchdog for the preservation of civil liberties on the Internet.

  • electronic postmaster

    An electronic postmaster is the capability in a program, usually a special program designated as an e-mail server, for handling the distribution, forwarding, and receiving of e-mail in a network.

  • elegant solution

    The word elegant, in general, is an adjective meaning of fine quality.

  • Elm

    Elm is a popular e-mail program for users of UNIX-based operating systems.

  • endpoint reference (EPR)

    An endpoint reference (EPR) is a combination of Web services (WS) elements that define the address for a resource in a Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) header... (Continued)

  • Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)

    An enterprise service bus (ESB) is a middleware tool used to distribute work among connected components of an application.

  • ENUM

    ENUM is a standard adopted by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) that uses the domain name system (DNS) to map telephone numbers to Web addresses or uniform resource locators (URL).

  • EPIC (Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing)

    (EPIC also stand for Electronic Privacy Information Center.

  • event

    An event, in a computing context, is any identifiable occurrence that has significance for system hardware or software... (continued)

  • event handler

    An event handler is a callback routine that operates asynchronously and handles inputs received into a program... (Continued)

  • event handling

    Event handling is the receipt of an event at some event handler from an event producer and subsequent processes... (Continued)

  • event-driven architecture (EDA)

    An event-driven architecture (EDA) is a framework that orchestrates behavior around the production, detection and consumption of events as well as the responses they evoke.

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