Term Definition
API API stands for Application Programming Interface. It exposes some of an application's code intentionally for use by other applications.
Backend The components of a website that handle and store data. They are not visible to the user.
Code consistency The conformity or uniformity of the code, often achieved by following an established code style guide.
Code style guide An opinionated guide of coding conventions, style, and best practices meant to ensure code consistency within a project. Can also be referred to as coding guidelines, coding standards, or coding conventions.
Dependency Additional code required for the current application to run.
Development stack The set of languages, libraries, IDEs and tools (including OS, database server and application server) used for application development.
Endpoint One end of a communication channel where one system is interacting with another and performs some action. It is function made available through an API
Entry point The point in a program that contains the function for starting the program.
ES6 ES6 stands for ECMAScript 6, otherwise knowns as ECMAScript 2015. It is the most recent major version of the stadard for JavaScript.
ESLint A popular linter for identifying and reporting problem patters found in ECMAScript or JavaScript code.
HTTP request & response HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It is a standard for transferring information from the browser to the server (requests) and data from the server to the browser (responses).
IDE IDE stands for integrated development environment. It is the software used for coding that integrates a text editor with additional tools.
Linter A tool that analyzes code and flags programming errors, bugs, and stylistic errors.
Localhost A default alias referring to the local computer or "this computer's" IP address.
Package A file or directory that is described by a package.json file; typically exist as Node modules that can be imported and used in an application.
Plugin An extension to an existing software that adds additional functionality.
Prettier An opinionated code formatter that parses the code and reprints it according to the configured rules.
RESTful API An API architectural style that uses HTTP requests to access and use data.
Router An Express object that can store multiple endpoints. Used to organize routes and to create modular code.
Routing The action of determining what information is display or what action is taken when a user navigates or triggers a specified endpoint or path.
Route The path used in the URL to access endpoints.
Runtime environment The environment where a program is executed.
Server A computer or system that provides resources, data, services, or programs to other computers, known as clients, over a network.