Find definitions of different basic terms in the Medusa documentation.
- Admin Setting Page: A React component that is used to create a new setting page in the Medusa admin dashboard.
- Admin UI Route: A React component that is used to create a new page in the Medusa admin dashboard.
- Admin Widget: Custom React components that can be injected into different locations in the Medusa admin dashboard.
- API Route: REST API routes exposed to frontends or external systems.
- Batch Job: A task that is performed asynchronously and iteratively.
- Dependency Injection: Classes receive other resources, such as services or repositories, in their constructor using dependency injection.
- Entity: A class that represents a table in the database.
- Feature Flag: A flag that guards beta features in the Medusa backend and ensures they can only be used when enabled.
- File Service: A class that implements an interface to provide storage functionalities.
- Idempotency Key: A unique, randomly-generated key associated with a process, such as cart completion.
- Loader: A script that runs when the Medusa backend starts.
- Medusa React: An NPM package that provides React hooks and utility methods to interact with the Medusa backend's REST APIs.
- Middleware: A function that can be executed before or after API Route requests are handled.
- Migration: A script that is used to reflect changes to the database schema.
- Module: Reusable pieces of code, typically as NPM packages, that provide specific functionality or feature.
- Notification Service: A class that implements an interface to provide notification functionalities.
- Plugin: A reusable NPM package that can be reused in Medusa backends and provide custom functionalities.
- Publishable API Key: An API key that is associated with a set of resources and used on the client (storefront) side.
- Repository: A class that provides generic methods to retrieve and manipulate entities.
- Scheduled Job: A task that is performed at specific times during the Medusa backend's runtime.
- Search Service: A class that implements an interface to provide search functionalities.
- Service: A class that typically includes helper methods associated with an entity.
- Strategy: A class that contains an isolated piece of logic that can be overridden and customized.
- Subscriber: A class that registers handler methods to an event.
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