Lexicon

Glitch

// noun

EN A glitch is a sudden sign of malfunction in a software program. Like when you switch your iPhone from landscape 2 portrait 2 many times and all of u sudden your keyboard is upside down. Glitches are often very hard to reproduce, which make it hard for developers to fix them and are usually fixed after simply restarting, rebooting, relaunching the program you’re working with or your browser. There is only one golden rule to apply when dealing with glitches: Keep calm.


NL Een glitch is een plotse storing in een softwareprogramma. Bijvoorbeeld als je je iPhone een paar keer te veel van portret- naar landschap-oriëntatie hebt zitten switchen, staat je keyboard ineens ondersteboven. Glitches zijn vaak moeilijk te reproduceren, wat het voor developers alleen maar moeilijker maakt om ze te repareren. Meestal is je toestel of browser opnieuw opstarten al de magische oplossing. Er is één gouden regel in geval van glitches: Gewoon kalm blijven.


What's with this lexicon?

Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

Mad Obama GIF
Suggest a new word
So, you just talked to a developer and didn’t understand any of the words he/she used? If those words aren’t in our lexicon yet, we’ll translate them to human language for you.