Tech Dictionary

Without a tech/business background, certain tech terms can be a bit confusing; today, we will try to break down some of these terms for you. Here is a list of common terms being used and their meanings!

Software Developer

A software developer manages the creation of code. They are responsible for working on the larger software development process. Some of their responsibilities include Testing software code before it gets released, debugging and updating software regularly.

DuckDuckGo

is a search engine that prioritizes user privacy and does not manipulate search results by using your data. Search engines like Google and Bing collect data and search history to tailor ads

Google Search Console

Google Search Console is a platform that tracks the status of websites and web pages showing how they rank in the google search results. This is a useful tool for anyone who owns a website, developers and content creators.

Network Protocol

A network protocol is an established set of rules that determine how data is formatted, transmitted and received between devices across networks. It is essentially a language that two devices can both understand to communicate with each other.

Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is a web hosting model in which multiple sites occupy the same server, each website is hosted privately and independently of another. Sites like this are usually smaller and easier to manage.

Startup

A startup is a company or project undertaken by one or more entrepreneurs to develop a unique product or service and bring it to the market. The company is usually in its early stages of development and self-funded by the members, but can also be funded by investors or loans. A startup is different from a small business as startups are focused on growth and a small business might be content on staying small.

Cryptocurrency

Is a digital currency that can be used as an investment and to buy goods or services, stored in a ledger with strong cryptography to secure online transactions.

Data Protection Definition & Meaning

Data protection is both the security and privacy of an individual’s personal information, including details and personal property. Personal details include name, birthdate, home and internet addresses.

UX and UI

A UX (User Experience), which is focused on how something works and people interact with it. UI (User Interface) focuses on the look and the layout.

Google Assistant

is a mobile virtual assistant that performs basic scheduling and research tasks.

AI (Artificial Intelligence)

This is the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think like humans and mimic their actions

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Source: Webopedia   

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