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.


LAMP Stack

LAMP is an acronym for a popular stack of open-source software used to create dynamic websites and web applications. It stands for Linux (operating system), Apache (web server), MySQL (database), and PHP (programming language). Sometimes, the “P” can also refer to Perl or Python.


Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework used for developing web applications. It follows the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern and provides a rich set of features including a robust ORM (Eloquent), routing, authentication, and a templating engine (Blade).


Lazy Loading

Lazy loading is a design pattern commonly used in computer programming and web development to defer initialization of an object or rendering of a resource until it is actually needed. This improves performance and reduces memory usage by loading content only when required.

Linear Search

Linear search, or sequential search, is a simple search algorithm that checks every element in a list or array sequentially until the desired element is found or the end of the list is reached. It is easy to implement but not very efficient for large lists, with a time complexity of O(n)

Load Balancer

A load balancer is a device or software that distributes incoming network traffic across multiple servers to ensure no single server becomes overwhelmed. Load balancers help improve application availability and reliability by distributing the workload evenly and providing redundancy.

Load Balancing

Load balancing is the process of distributing network or application traffic across multiple servers. It ensures that no single server bears too much load, improving the responsiveness and availability of applications, websites, and services. Load balancing can be achieved through hardware devices or software solutions.