Lexicon

Prototype

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EN The concept of a prototype has been misused countless times in the history of humankind. So let's set things straight, shall we? A prototype is a draft version of a product with a selection of key features or functionalities that represent its core. It's used to test, discuss, refine and gather feedback about a product before you have to finish it 100%. The term is often used in product development and the Internet of Things domain. When your product doesn't have any testable functionalities and it's only 75% ready, it's not a prototype it's just not finished and you might be lazy.


NL Het concept van een prototype is in de geschiedenis van de mensheid al ettelijke malen verkeerd toegepast. Laat ons dat ineens snel even rechtzetten. Een prototype is een voorlopige draft-versie van een product, met een selectie van de voornaamste kenmerken of functionaliteiten. Het wordt gebruikt om te testen, te overleggen, te verfijnen en feedback te verzamelen over een product nog voor je het 100% moet afwerken. Je hoort de term vaak vallen in productontwikkeling- en IoT-domeinen. Wanneer je product nog geen testklare functionaliteiten heeft en het maar 75% af is, is het geen prototype. Dan is het gewoon nog niet klaar en ben je misschien gewoon lui.


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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).

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