Lexicon

XML

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EN XML is a type of file, like .doc or .excel. It stands for eXtensible Markup Language and its purpose is to store and transport data. Maybe a bit hard to understand but actually XML doesn't DO anything. It's more like a briefcase you put your data in. It has several advantages but maybe the most important one is that it's very universal. Probably anyone in the world will be able to open your briefcase and make sense of its content. Also view: JSON, it's a very similar fella.


NL XML is een bestandstype, zoals .doc of .xls. Het staat voor eXtensible Markup Language en het hoofddoel is om data op te slaan en te vervoeren. Het lijkt wat moeilijk om je hoofd rond te krijgen maar eigenlijk doet XML helemaal niets. Het is meer de koffer waar je documenten in steekt en mee naar je werkt neemt. Klinkt super saai, maar dit bestandstype heeft wel veel voordelen, onder andere dat het universeel is. Bijna iedereen ter wereld die je koffertje overneemt zal wel iets zinvol kunnen opmaken uit de documenten die erin zitten. Voor meer check JSON, dat is een gelijkaardig type.

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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