Lexicon

Proxy

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EN Simply put, a proxy (server) is another computer that serves as a gate or portal. You use it to access the Web. It's like a middleman between you and the server you are trying to reach. A good analogy is to be made with an auction; imagine you are a billionaire and you want a certain painting that is being auctioned at Christie's but you don't want to be recognised or sit next to ordinary people. So you use a middleman or delegate to go there physically and advocate your cause, and bid for the painting you wanted.


NL Eenvoudig gezegd is een proxy(-server) een andere computer die als een soort poort dient voor de jouwe. Je gebruikt het om op het web te surfen. De proxy is dan de tussenpersoon tussen jou en de server die je probeert te bereiken. Een veiling is bijvoorbeeld de perfecte analogie: Beeld je in dat je een miljardair bent en je hebt je zinnen gezet op een prachtig schilderij. Je wilt niet herkend worden op de veiling of - stel je voor wat de buren denken - tussen het gewone volk gaan zitten. Wat doe je dan? Je regelt een tussenpersoon die in jouw plaats op het schilderij kan bieden. Wint die tussenpersoon het bod, ben jij het in essentie wel die het schilderij gekocht hebt.

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).

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