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0.8.3 API docs

Glossary

  • Component: individual, pluggable and reusable piece of software. In this case a NoFlo-compatible CommonJS Module. See Components documentation
  • Component Library: an NPM module providing a set of components for a particular domain (for example, noflo-filesystem for file operations components). See Publishing modules
  • Connection: connection between an outport of a Process, and inport of another Process (also known as Edge in non-live graphs)
  • Graph: the control logic of a FBP application, can be either in programmatical or file format. See Graphs documentation
  • Initial Information Packet (IIP): predefined data packet sent to a defined inport of a Process
  • Information Packet (IP): Packets of information with either a type of data, openBracket, or closeBracket
  • Inport: inbound port of a component
  • Network: collection of processes connected by sockets. A running version of a graph
  • Outport: outbound port of a component
  • Process: an instance of a component that is running as part of a graph (also known as Node in non-live graphs)
  • Runtime: an environment capable of running flow-based programs. For example NoFlo or JavaFBP
  • Stream: a sequence of information packets surrounded by bracket IPs. A single non-bracketed information packet can also be considered a stream
  • Subgraph: a graph that is being used as a component in another graph

See also the Flow-Based Programming Glossary.