Glossary of definitions


Slack is a cloud-based service for team collaboration (chat, voice, video, screensharing, etc).

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Sofware-as-a-Service is a form of a cloud services platform, whereby the computing platform (operating system and associated services) is delivered as a service over the Internet by the provider.

String Interpolation

String Interpolation is the process of evaluating a string containing one or more placeholders (e.g. $FOOBAR or {{...}}) and replacing the placeholders with their corresponding values.

Technical Debt

Technical debt represents all the things that need to be redone later due to poor choices or necessary tradeoffs made today.


A topology is the arrangement of various elements (links, nodes, etc.) in a network architecture.