Web-Related Terms Beginning with P
A package is a directory (or project) that has a
package.json file used to record information about it.
package.json is a file that package managers—like NPM and Yarn—use to store information about your project.
package-lock.json is a file that NPM uses to record the exact version of all the packages you've installed locally to your project's
A package manager is a tool developers use to automatically find, download, install, configure, upgrade, and uninstall a computer's packages.
A package registry is a database (storage) for thousands of packages (libraries, plugins, frameworks, or tools).
A parameter specifies the name you wish to call your function's argument.
A parameter (query string) allows you to send specific data to the server.
Parent Module (ES Module)
A parent module is an aggregator file used solely to aggregate and re-export submodules.
parseInt() parses and converts its string argument from its radix state to a decimal integer.
Partner API Release Policy
A partner API release policy allows publishing APIs to partner companies only.
Regular expression's period operator (
.) specifies that you wish to find any character that is not the newline or any other line terminator characters.
pop() removes its calling array's last item.
A port is a technical gate on a website's server from which browsers can access a site's resources.
Positive Lookahead (RegExp)
Regular expression's positive lookahead operator (
p(?=sp)) asserts that you wish to find a RegExp pattern that is followed by another pattern.
Positive Lookbehind (RegExp)
The positive lookbehind operator (
(?<=sp)p) asserts that you wish to find a RegExp pattern that is preceded by another pattern.
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Prefetching means downloading content in the background before the user requests it.
For instance, in a Next.js app, suppose a user navigates to a page with a link. In that case, Next.js automatically prefetches the link's content in the background in anticipation of the user clicking the link. This makes the transition between pages swift, as the destination's content is already downloaded ahead of time.
Primary Expression (JS)
A primary expression is a piece of code that serves as the basis for creating other expressions.
Primitive Data (JS)
Private API Release Policy
A private API release policy allows publishing APIs for internal use only.
A program is a list of instructions (statements) used to accomplish specific tasks.
- A fitness program is a series of fitness instructions for completing a fitness task.
- A computer drawing program is a list of drawing instructions used to accomplish a drawing task.
A programming language is a vocabulary we use to write programs.
A properties object is an element you can use to bundle up multiple named values into a single item.
A property accessor is a dot or bracket used to access an object's properties.
Public API Release Policy
A public API release policy allows publishing APIs for public use.
A pure function is a function without any side effects.
push() adds its arguments to the end of its calling array and returns the calling array's new length.