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The Web Development Glossary

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The Web Development Glossary

The Web Development Glossary was just released, and this book page is a bit weird because Jens published this book but also runs Frontend Dogma (and then writes using third person—oh my). But the point is, The Web Development Glossary is now available, and it’s actually been quite a project to gather literally thousands of terms, and define them, or retrieve and edit definitions from Wikipedia or MDN Web Docs:

The Web Development Glossary is probably the largest of its kind. With more than 2,000 terms and explanations it acquaints and reunites you with the major standards and concepts of the Web, with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, accessibility, security, performance, code quality, internationalization, localization, editors and tooling and more.

The glossary then goes beyond web development, touching on computer science, design, typography, usability and user experience, information as well as project management, other disciplines of interest and relevance to the modern developer. It goes beyond, inspiring the curiosity to learn more about the Web and the people creating and using it. And still it is a glossary, of a couple of thousand terms for developers, leaning on (and giving back to) Wikipedia and the MDN Web Docs.

Check out the book page for more details, and consider flipping through the sample PDF to get a sense for how this can be useful for your work as a developer. Enjoy!