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.


Native App Development

Native app development involves creating applications specifically designed for a particular operating system (OS) using the OS’s native programming languages and tools. For example, developing an iOS app using Swift or Objective-C, and an Android app using Java or Kotlin. Native apps typically offer better performance and a more seamless user experience compared to cross-platform or web apps.


Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment that executes JavaScript code outside of a web browser. It allows developers to build server-side applications using JavaScript, enabling full-stack development with a single programming language. Node.js is known for its event-driven, non-blocking I/O model, which makes it efficient and scalable.


Normal Operation

In the context of software and systems, normal operation refers to the state in which a system, application, or component functions as intended under expected conditions. It implies that all features and functionalities are working correctly, and there are no disruptions, errors, or performance issues affecting the system’s usability



NoSQL databases are a category of database management systems that do not adhere to the traditional relational database model. They are designed to handle large volumes of unstructured or semi-structured data and are optimized for horizontal scaling. 


NPM (Node Package Manager)

NPM is a package manager for the JavaScript programming language and the default package manager for Node.js. It allows developers to install, share, and manage dependencies (libraries and tools) for their JavaScript projects. NPM provides a vast repository of reusable code modules that can be easily integrated into applications, facilitating faster development and code sharing.