Developers Dictionary

Developers, regardless of organization, often use a variety of terms to describe different concepts. Below is a list of definitions to help stakeholders better understand the language that Developers use.


Data Abstraction

Data Abstraction is a concept in programming and computer science where only essential information is displayed to the user, and the details of the implementation are hidden. This simplifies complex systems by representing them with more abstract entities and can be implemented through objects and classes in object-oriented programming.

Data Modeling

Data Modeling is the process of creating a data model for the data to be stored in a database. This process involves determining the data elements and how they interrelate. It’s a crucial step in the design of databases that ensures data is accurately and efficiently stored, retrieved, and managed.

Data Structures

Data Structures are particular ways of organizing and storing data in a computer so that it can be accessed and modified efficiently. Examples include arrays, linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, and graphs. The choice of data structure can significantly affect the performance of software programs.


Debugging is the process of finding and resolving defects or problems within a computer program that prevent correct operation. It involves identifying the bug, locating the source of the bug, and fixing the issue so that the program operates correctly.


Dependencies in software are external pieces of code or libraries that a software project relies on to function. Managing dependencies is crucial for ensuring that software builds and runs correctly across different environments and versions.


To Deploy in the context of software development means to release a specific version of software to a production environment where end-users can access and use the application. Deployment processes can range from manual to fully automated procedures, often involving stages such as development, testing, staging, and production.


DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops). It aims to shorten the development lifecycle and deliver high-quality software continuously. DevOps emphasizes collaboration, automation, integration, continuous delivery, and continuous improvement between development and operations teams.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

DRaaS is a cloud-based service that provides a comprehensive approach to backup, restore, and recover data and applications in the event of a disaster. It ensures business continuity by replicating data and IT infrastructure to a third-party cloud environment, enabling rapid recovery from various disasters like hardware failures, cyberattacks, or natural disasters.


Django is a high-level, open-source web framework written in Python. It follows the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern (referred to as Model-View-Template in Django). Django is designed to make web development quick and easy, emphasizing reusability, less code, and rapid development.

DNS (Domain Name System)

DNS is a hierarchical and decentralized naming system for computers, services, or other resources connected to the internet or a private network.


Docker is an open-source platform that enables developers to automate the deployment, scaling, and management of applications inside lightweight, portable containers. Containers package an application and its dependencies, ensuring consistency across various environments from development to production.