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Glossary

Definitions of Common DevOps, DevSecOps, Monitoring, Observability, and Development Terms and Concepts

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Glossary

Check out our glossary of common DevOps, monitoring and development terms and definitions.

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Buffer vs. Cache

Find out what buffer memory is in computer science and discover the main differences between it and cache memory. Buffer vs. Cache tutorial.

C

Container Orchestration

Learn what container orchestration is and why we need it. Discover key benefits and the most common tools you can use to efficiently manage containers.

Container

Learn what containers are and how they work. From use cases to benefits, discover everything you need to know to build efficient containerized environments.

Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS)

Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) is a core Web Vitals metric and it calculates the shifting of elements while the page is being downloaded and rendered.

Cache

In computer science, a cache is a storage location used to temporarily store data used by servers, apps, and browsers to speed load times.

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DevSecOps

Find out what the DevSecOps methodology is and how it works. The ultimate guide to benefits and best practices that help improve cyber security.

Docker

Learn what Docker is. Basic terms and main benefits explained to understand why you should use containers and how they work.

DevOps

Learn what the DevOps methodology is and why it's important. A complete overview of the model's basic concepts and processes that help improve operations.

DNS Lookup time

DNS stands for Domain Name System, a server or set of servers that store a record of domain names and their associated IP addresses.

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First Input Delay (FID)

First Input Delay (FID) is the metric that calculates the time it takes for the browser to respond to the first client request. It’s measured in milliseconds.

Full Stack Observability

Find out what full stack observability is and why your business needs it. Discover how using a full stack observability solution will enhance system performance.

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HTTP Requests

An HTTP request is made from a client to a host located on the server in order to receive a resource needed to build the content.

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JVM Threads

Learn what a thread is in Java. Discover the benefits of using JVM threads, how to work with and monitor them to ensure fast and efficient applications.

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Kubernetes Replica

Find out what Kubernetes pod replicas are and why they can help you get good performance and reliability at a low cost.

Kubernetes

Learn what Kubernetes is and how it works. Key terms and benefits explained in simple words to understand why you should use K8s container orchestration.

Kubernetes Pod

Find out what a pod in Kubernetes is and how it works. In-depth explanations for everything you need to start working with K8s pods.

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Log File

Find out what log files are and what information they contain.

Largest Contentful Paint (LCP)

Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) is a Core Web Vitals metric that measures how long it takes a website to render the largest part of the content on the screen. In most cases, LCP refers to the content above the fold rather than the entire page.

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Microservices

Learn what a microservices architecture is and its characteristics. Complex overview of the basics from how it works to pros, cons, examples and use cases.

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Page Load Time

Learn what page load time is and why it's important. Find out how to check and improve it to get an acceptable average score and make websites load faster.

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Render time

Render time is the metric that refers to the time it takes for a website or web app to load enough that the user can actually interact with the page.

Response Time

Response time refers to the amount of time it takes for a server to respond to a client's request and is measured in milliseconds.

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SSL/TLS Handshake

Learn what a SSL/TLS handshake is and how it works. Step-by-step explanation of the process that helps the client and server to communicate with each other.

SSL Certificate

An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that provides authentication for a website is and is used to ensure internet security by preventing any third party with malicious intent from intercepting, reading, or modifying any information transmitted.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Find out what a Service Level Agreement is and why do you need it. Discover key components, common metrics, and best practices to write a successful SLA.

SSL Certificate Expiry

Find out what SSL certificate expiration means and how to fix it. Discover why it happens and how an invalid security certificate affects your website.

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Time to First Byte

Find out what Time to First Byte is and how to improve it. Tips to optimize TTFB values to speed up server responsiveness and deliver a better user experience.