[WEBINAR] Bulletproof: How Today's Business Leaders Stay on Top


Definition - What does Xenodochial mean?

Xenodochial describes something that is friendly to strangers. In IT, this has a more specific meaning of being intuitive or easy to understand.

Techopedia explains Xenodochial

Xenodochial is literally Greek for being "friendly to strangers." The has specific meaning in a few different areas in IT.

In the context of agile software development, a project manager (PM) manages team members, business managers, and external stakeholders on an ongoing basis basis. A xenodochial project management style implies that the PM can get along well with these diverse groups to keep the project on track.

In the context of user interface (UI) design, xenodochial essentially means user-friendly. UIs are accessed by users with diverse backgrounds, cultural norms and languages. A UI that is xendochial is intuitive and appealing to all different groups.

In the context of an OS, one with a command line interface (CLI) is generally less xenodochial than an OS with a graphical user interface (GUI). GUIs can (or should) be usable without any formal training. On the other hand, to manage an OS from the command line, the user needs to spending time learning the system.

Share this:

Connect with us

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.