ThingsJS Terminology

  • Program: A Program is a general term used to refer to the abstract idea embedded in a single Code.

  • Code: is the string representation of a Program.

  • Process: is an instance of a Program.

  • Component: In ThingsJS context, a Component is a Program that does one thing and is part of a larger set of Components working together as an Application.

  • Application: In ThingsJS context, an Application is a group of Components running on different devices, working together to provide some functionality.

  • Device: A device is a machine with general computational capabilities (i.e. has CPU, memory, and OS).

  • Worker: A Worker is a high-level term for describing a single ThingsJS runtime.

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