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EN A query is a request for information from a database. So if you want to retrieve some information from your database, e.g.: all the records of people that visited my website in the past week, you create a query. An easy way to get quick results. Of course, geeky programmers took this even a step further and came up with a specialised language for requesting this kind of info from a database. The most common example is SQL (standardised query language), which is basically a second language to all developers. Very powerful stuff!

NL Een query is een aanvraag voor informatie uit een databank. Als je wat info wil ophalen uit je databank, zoals bijvoorbeeld een lijst van mensen die in de voorbije week je website bezocht hebben, maak je een query aan. Het is een gemakkelijke manier om snel resultaat te krijgen. Uiteraard hebben geeky programmeurs dit nog een stapje verder gaan en bedachten ze een gespecialiseerde taal om dit soort info op te vragen bij een databank. Het bekendste voorbeeld is SQL (Standardised Query Language), dat eigenlijk als een tweede taal is bij alle developers.

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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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