Web Development : 5 Terms You Should Know

Knowing the everyday web industry terminology can help you better understand the process and development phases.  Further, knowing the terminology can help you with keeping up with your project development. You’ll be able to recognize the right moment to react or turn the course of the development.

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Below and terms in the web and software development.

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So, let’s dive into your web development glossary!

#1 Agile

When you hire a development team, you’ll probably hear this buzzword quite often. The term Agile has settled across the tech industry. It refers to a way how a team thinks and develops a product.

Agile stands for working according to biweekly sprints where the entire team jointly design, develop, test, deploy and review the project.

In other words, you’ll see how the dev team develops and deploy features. You are actively involved and engaged in the process thus you are able to review and make adjustments to a website or app much sooner. This initial launch represents a minimum viable product (MVP).

#2 API

The term API is a common term in the web development world and it stands for Application Programming Interface. In short, whenever a developer mentions an API, they are looking for a way to connect two pieces of software for a singular purpose.

For example, if your website or service offers online payment, it needs to use some of the third-party payment services. To enable this feature, your website needs to connect to a third-party website and your dev team will take its API to make a connection.

#3 Bug

We hope you won’t hear this web development term that often, but most of the time it is inevitable. Having a bug refers to an error that prevents a website or app from running as it should.

Luckily, teams have their own quality assurance people so the bugs fixing can start as soon as they encounter them.

#4 Bootstrap

The simplest explanation for the Bootstrap is that this is “something” dev team use to achieve consistency across internal tools.

The consistency of  HTML and CSS-based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, tables, navigation, modals and more, as well as JavaScript plugins, are the results of Bootstrap doing. So, developers use Bootstrap to turn a design into a functional website.

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#5 Cache

At the meetings, the dev team will often suggest you “clear the cache” before you can see the latest improvements on your website.

The cache is a kind of storage of elements that ensures a faster load of the website for the repeating visitors. So, once you clear it, you’ll be able to see new adjustments and changes.