Manu's Open Tech Glossary
(Still work in progress!)
I spent 14 years at Google, which has a bit of a Not Invented
Here syndrome and tends to reinvent (or
invent!) everything it uses. After
leaving, I’m learning about all those awesome open tools and this page is a
glossary attempt, mostly for myself.
- GraphQL: Query language to replace all REST operations using a single
endpoint, reduce round trip count and unneeded data in the response.
- Phabricator: General software dev tool, but mostly used for code
reviews. No longer maintained.
functionality. Can be in-memory (like
memcache) but also persistent.
- Thrift: Open version of protocol buffers.
- Webpack: Module bundler. Takes modules with dependencies and packs them
into static assets to be served. Can also do minification, and includes a dev
webserver for on-the-fly refreshes.