Questions tagged [terminology]

Questions about the objective meaning or common understanding of words and concepts related to the systems development life cycle

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Fetch data in parent vs fetching data in child

I know that I want to develop a React App like so: <PhotoPage> <FeedFilter/> <PhotoFeed/> </PhotoPage> Without using Redux, I know that I need to fetch a dataset of ...
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Convert between enum and discriminated union

Is there a software pattern (or some recommended guidelines) for how to convert between enum values and discriminated unions? Or more specifically: project a discriminated union onto its enum case? ...
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Can Attribute and Property, Method and Function be used inter-changeably in Software world?

Some pairs like these: Method and Function Attribute and Property Argument and Parmameter etc. I use all the three pairs interchangeably when I speak to a peer. Do they have a very critical ...
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What are upstream/downstream flows in the Kotlin language

In the flow documentation they mentioned an upstream and a downstream flows: Flows can be transformed with operators, just as you would with collections and sequences. Intermediate operators are ...
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Hierarchical state machine. Is there a term for the deepest nested state in a state configuration?

A flat state machine has one active state. In a hierarchical state machine (HSM), if the HSM is in a child state, it's also in it's parent state. So, an active state configuration of an HSM consists ...
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Debugging a intermittent bug by inducing failure and then fixing that induced failure: what's it called?

I just "fixed" an intermittent failure by this process: Observe intermittent failure Debug code; at one point near where the failure could be, pause execution, and inflict harm upon a variable (by, ...
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Correct definition of “bandwidth preserving algorithms” in real-time scheduling?

I've seen conflicting definitions for the term "bandwidth preserving algorithms". The two definitions I've seen are: Any spare CPU capacity is used for aperiodic processes. One or more periodic ...
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Equal transformations on both indexed content and query content before a search is attempted

In search engine indexing, a body of text is often processed before it is indexed. A common example is stemming, were words are reduced to their root form (plurals are dropped, tense is normalized). ...
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Is there a common term for class roles?

In object oriented design, we define solution domain with classes. We give a particular role to each class such as factory, data transfer object, serializer, validator, service, proxy, adapter, etc. ...
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HTML elements in XML documents

I've been reading the HTML specifciation and I am confused with this line: The nodes representing HTML elements in the DOM must implement, and expose to scripts, the interfaces listed for them in ...