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IT Dictionary

new.doors IT Dictionary provides a brief and simple definitions of the key terminology and technical words, that are most frequently used in the IT environment. We have made every effort to ensure, that the concept is user-friendly and easy to understand, also for the people from the outside of the IT industry. Enjoy!

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Android

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operating system with the Linux kernel for mobile devices such as mobile phones, smartphones, tablets (tablet PCs) and netbooks.

iOS

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Apple Inc. operating system for a mobile operating system for smartphones, electronic tablets, portable players and other devices (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad).

macOS

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a family of Unix operating systems produced and distributed by Apple Inc.

CAP Theorem

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states that it is impossible for a distributed data store to simultaneously provide more than two out of the following three guarantees:

ACID

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Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability. A set of properties related to the database engines guaranteeing after finishing modification data will be consistent.

GUI/UI

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or “Graphical User Interface”, is a visual part of the software or a website that allows the user to interact with the application. Every time when you are using an application you use it by clicking through GUI.

Responsive Design

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is responsible for making the interface of the application display well on all possible devices like phones, PCs or tablets that we use to access it.

Material design

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is Google’s conceptual design philosophy that outlines how apps should look and work. It breaks down everything from animation, style to layout and gives guidance on patterns, components and usability.