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

    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 HTML

    Dynamic HTML is a collective term for a combination of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) tags and options that can make Web pages more animated and interactive than previous versions of HTML. Much of dynamic HTML is specified in HTML 4.0. Simple examples of dynamic HTML capabilities include having the color of a text heading change when a user passes a mouse over it and allowing a user to "drag and drop" an image to another place on a Web page.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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