Let’s smash Jargons with Web Development vocabulary

Let’s smash Jargons withWeb Development vocabulary

Jargon is the words that are specific with a discipline or a field and are known by the persons that have a specialization or deal with development. However, individuals new to the Web Development industry and the people having websites or those going to own an online existence can’t seem to grasp the jargons of Web Development. Therefore, let’s smash these jargons with Web Development vocabulary and make it easier


Set of rules and instructions (or manual) that gets used during computation and problem-solving tasks.


Stands for ‘Application programming interface’ is a shared boundary between two programs, computers, or applications to communicate and exchange data.


Also known by ‘App or Apps’ is a kind of software. It lets the user carry out different tasks. When associated with a medium used as a suffix like, desktop app, mobile apps, web app.


An open-source Front-End framework to devise websites and apps. It uses CSS and HTML templates to build user-intractable features of websites and apps.

Front-End & Back-End & Full-stack

Some other important words in Web Development vocabulary are: Front-End is what you get to see and interact on the website. Back-End indicates the working and development of codes and programming on servers and databases behind a website or app, i.e., what will be shown on the front is processed backstage. Full-stack is working on the combination of both ends during a project.

Bug & Debugging

A bug is a coding error (fault, flaw) that does not allow the running and processing of the applications (smoothly as they typically should).

Debugging is identifying and eliminating these errors.


A temporary place that stores data of the first visit on a website to ease the second visitation. (No need to retrieve the previously used files from the original server)


Combination of letters, numbers, and symbols (using programming languages) to process and convert information to do a task. (It is like a rule or message)


Stands for Content Management System and works for editing the content of the website.


When a website gets ready to go on-air on the World Wide Web, it means it is all set to be deployed.


It is the map (layout, outline) of the webpages of a website.


Stands for HyperText Transfer Control and indicates the data transfer on the internet from server end to client end.

Programming Languages

System (or medium) of communication that eventually builds all the codes. The most famous ones used for Web Development are CSS(Cascading Style Sheets), HTML (HyperText Markup Language), Java, JavaScript, PHP(Hypertext Preprocessor), Python, Rubyetc.


Another important word of the Web Development vocabulary is the plugin: which is an add-on (extension) of features to add alongside an existing software to increase functionality.

Libraries & Frameworks

Libraries are stores where pre-written codes, modules, and laws are kept for later use to make the coding easy, for instance, jQuery. Likewise, frameworks are the packages of tools and solution for later use and work faster, for example, Ruby on Rails.

Version Control, Git & Git Hub

Version control refers to the saving of changes that a developer has made in coding, programming, or in a website. Git is a version control system to manage and store the codes (track all changes and can reverse, in case). GitHub is a cloud hosting platform of Git with other useful features.


It is an abbreviation of Secure Sockets Layer, and it refers to the safe and encrypted transfer of data between servers and browsers.

UX Design & UI Design

UX stands for user experience and UI for the user interface. They are all about user-friendly interaction and experience of a website for users.

This directory focusing on Web Development vocabulary does cover a lot of jargons; however, it is not comprehensive. Hope you find it useful.