Many times when you attend technical meetings or work meetings and find several tossing words like UX and UI, app and software, etc it gets very confusing. As a result, every single time you end up hiding your confusion having no clue in the context.
Well, it’s time to stop worrying and faking about your confusion anymore and start learning bit by bit. In this article, we’ll discuss 10 technical terms that you’d have heard but don’t know the meaning and help you overcome such tech vocabulary chaos.
App vs. Software
Most often, people use these terms but are not aware of what they literally mean. Basically, an application or app is a set of instructions or a program that is used to perform certain things on your mobile phone.
On the other hand, the software is just a general term for instructions that we use for our computer or phone. In other words, apps are just a type of software. However, there are several softwares that help you to use all the applications you love.
This implies that all the applications are software but vice versa isn’t true.
UX vs. UI
These both terms are most frequently mistaken in their literal meaning nowadays. It seems quite embarrassing when you address any term and that it’s proved incorrect. It becomes an oops moment. Basically, UI or User Interface means how a website or a product should look, its layout, the font used, etc. All these are the elements of UI.
On the other hand, UX or User Experience means how you feel about that product or website. For example, what you felt on using an Apple iPhone or what you like about its video quality, all reflect UX or user experience.
Front End vs. Back End
On the other hand, the back end is that part of a website that makes it actually work. It functions behind the curtains, that’s why it is referred to as back-end. It basically includes apps that guide the websites and servers what to do. In short, all that you see on a social media platform is front-end and what all is saved gets stored in the back end.
HTML vs. CSS
Let’s step ahead a bit more. HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language. This is the language that is used to create web pages. There are various tags like HEAD, BODY, TITLE, etc used in it. It gives a web page structure and contains what all a web page carries.
On the other hand, CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. It tells us about how to format an HTML document and make it look stylish. By using CSS, you can give a web page its own font, style, colors, different backgrounds, and lovely animations as well. In short, HTML puts the content in place and CSS makes it appear more attractive and pretty.
Internet vs. Intranet
These both terms seem similar but actually are not. Basically, the Internet is a global network of thousands of interconnected computer networks using TCP/IP( Internet protocol suite) to interlink devices worldwide.
On the other hand, an intranet is a private network established in an enterprise. It consists of a number of interlinked LANs( Local Area Network). In other words, with the internet, you can access anything that you want, whereas an intranet is an interconnected network within an organization or a company only with limited inter-connections.
Now, I hope your doubts and confusion should have cleared much better than before. I don’t think there’s any need to feel embarrassed with your tech managers anymore. Be confident and do your job with the fullest spirit. Hope this article met your reading desires. Feel free to share your feedback.