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Buzzwords and staying up to date [1d]

Web technology is a very broad field and you cannot be an expert in all aspects.

However, it is useful to have at least heard of a few common terms and buzzwords, so that you don't seem uninformed when talking to a client or other developers.

Get an overview

Search the Internet for each of the following terms. Only take a couple of minutes for each and don't get into too much detail, but do get a rough understand what each of these terms mean:

  • Single-Page Application
  • Progressive Web Application
  • Service Worker
  • Software as a Service
  • Serverless
  • React
  • node.js
  • NoSQL
  • GraphQL (und: GraphQL vs. REST-APIs)
  • Microservices
  • Elasticsearch
  • AWS and EC2
  • CDN, Akamai, CloudFront
  • Web Components
  • Polymer
  • Polyfill
  • OAuth and SAML
  • Redis
  • Containers
    • Docker
    • Kubernetes
  • Elixir / Phoenix
  • PhoneGap (-> now Apache Cordova)
  • A/B testing
  • Internet of Things
  • Blockchain

Discuss a few of these technology with your mentor. Focus your discussion on whether the respective is relevant to our daily work and to our clients.

Stay up to date

Here are a couple of resources to stay up to date. See if one of those work for you:

Further reading

Owner of this card:

Tobias Kraze
Last edit:
3 months ago
by Judith Roth
Posted by Tobias Kraze to makandra Curriculum
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