Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Developer Tool Libraries Glossary Vocabulary List

 One sentence about each library from the documentation or wikipedia


ARKit : AR platform, develop for Apple devices, requires A9 chip and iOS11 or above

"Babel · The compiler for next generation JavaScript" also useful for cross browser compability of javascript. Turn react js into vanilla javascript that browsers can read.  "Babel is a toolchain that is mainly used to convert ECMAScript 2015+ code into a backwards compatible version of JavaScript in current and older browsers or environments."

"CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Swift and Objective-C Cocoa projects. It has over 86 thousand libraries and is used in over 3 million apps. "

React 360 (by Facebook open source)

Create amazing 360 and VR content using React.

.rc file extension usually refers to some kind of configuration

SemaFor - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA (Microsoft), a program “to detect semantic deficiencies in deepfakes, such as a photo of a man generated with anatomically incorrect teeth or a person with a piece of jewelry that might be culturally out of place.”

"package.json | npm Docs This document is all you need to know about what's required in your package.json file. It must be actual JSON, not just a JavaScript object literal. A lot of the behavior described in this document is affected by the config settings described in config."

ViroReact  (by Facebook open source)

Under the hood, this framework is based on two APIs that dominate the world of Augmented and Virtual Reality for mobile phones: ARKit for iOS and ARCore for Android.

Watchman (by Facebook open source)

Watches files and records, or triggers actions, when they change.

"webpack is a module bundler. Its main purpose is to bundle JavaScript files for usage in a browser"

YAML "is a human-readable data-serialization language. It is commonly used for configuration files and in applications where data is being stored or transmitted.". There are utilities libraries that allows us to quickly install and meet app requirements based on yaml file specifications. 

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