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Web-Related Terms Beginning with M

map() in JavaScript

map() creates a new array that contains the result of invoking map()'s function argument on each item of the calling array.

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Markup

Markup means annotate (that is, a note added to a piece of writing). They are the part of an HTML text that tells browsers how they should display the text.

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match() in JavaScript

match() creates a new array containing all the patterns that match the method's regular expression argument.

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matchAll() in JavaScript

matchAll() creates a new iterator object containing all the patterns—including capturing groups—that match the method's regular expression argument.

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Metacharacters (RegExp)

Regular expression's metacharacters are operators used to specify the precise type of characters you wish to find in a specific string.

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Metadata

Metadata means data about data. In other words, metadata gives information about a document's data.

Method

A method is a function encased in a properties object as one of the object's property's values.

Minimax Algorithm

A minimax algorithm is a recursive program written to find the best gameplay that minimizes any tendency to lose a game while maximizing any opportunity to win the game.

In other words, minimax is a recursive function created to help a player (the maximizer) decide on the gameplay that minimizes the maximum possibility to lose a game.

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Mock (TDD)

Mock is a test double used to mimic an external dependency without considering the responses the dependency may return.

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Modem

A modem is a piece of electronic device that converts analog signals to digital signals and vice versa.

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Modifiers (RegExp)

Modifiers are operators used to specify how you want the computer to interpret a regular expression pattern.

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Module (NodeJS)

module in NodeJS is any file in the node_modules folder that the computer can load through Node's require() function.

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Module Bundler (JavaScript)

module bundler is a tool developers use to bundle an app's modules and dependencies into a single browser-compatible JavaScript file.

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Modules (JavaScript)

A JavaScript module is a file that allows you to export its code. Therefore, allowing other JavaScript files to import and use the exported code as their dependencies.

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Mounting Phase (ReactJS)

A component's mounting phase is when the component instance is being created and rendered into the DOM.

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Multi-Line (RegExp)

Regular expression's multi-line flag (m) tells the computer to do a multiline search for a RegExp pattern.

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Multi-Page Application

A multi-page application (MPA) is a web app in which each of its unique URL file paths refers to a brand-new HTML page that needs to be reloaded from the server each time users request the page.

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