Hapify uses specific terms to describe its concepts.

  • boilerplate: A boilerplate is an application base. It is from this that you will build a new application. It is composed of static files and dynamic files.
  • dynamic file: File that is generated by Hapify via a template and data models.
  • static file: Any other file that is not generated: Example: Docker files, CSS files, libraries, plugins, etc.
  • template: File containing meta-code that can be used to generate target code. There are several template engines, each of which can interpret a different meta-code.
  • channel: A set of templates. Most boilerplates have only one channel. However, a full-stack boilerplate may contain two channels, one for front-end templates and one for back-end templates.
  • model: Relational data model describing the specifications of a project.
  • field: An entry in a data model.
  • field type: Property of a field describing its data type. Example: text, boolean, number, etc.
  • field attribute: Property of a field describing its behavior. Example: searchable, hidden, etc.
  • project: Application defined by a list of data models.
  • target code: Source code generated by a template fed by one or more data models. This is the source code used by the final application.
  • meta-code: Source code of the template. This code will describe how to generate the target code from one or more data models.
  • preset: Collection of predefined data models that can be imported at the start of a project.
  • action: Operation that can be performed on an entity: Create, Read, Update, Delete, Search, Count.