Lexicon

IP address

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EN An IP address is a unique address that identifies a device on the Internet or a local network. It makes it possible for a system to recognise other systems connected through the Internet protocol. It's like a postal address for the Internet, in this case a numeric address that identifies where a computer is attached to the Internet. Thanks to DNS we don't have to remember these strings of numbers but we can (try to) remember the domain names. Imagine you would have to remember all of your friends’ home address by their coordinates; a street name is much easier!


NL Een IP-adres is een uniek adres dat een toestel identificeert op het internet of op een lokaal netwerk. Een IP-adres maakt het mogelijk voor systemen om andere systemen te herkennen, die via het internetprotocol met elkaar in verbinding staan. Het is als een postadres voor het internet. Dankzij DNS moeten we gelukkig niet meer zelf hele series nummers uit ons hoofd leren maar kunnen we domeinnamen (proberen) onthouden. Stel u voor dat je de thuisadressen van al jouw vrienden zou moeten memoriseren aan de hand van hun coördinaten; straatnaam is toch wat gemakkelijker dan!

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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.

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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).

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