Glossary

You will find in this section more about common concepts on development field.

CLI

It refers to a command line interface, which is a program that processes commands in a software or any computing program only through text.

Credential

It refers to reusable input parameters that you can use in Ritchie (example: access data for any tool or api).

Environment

On Ritchie, each environment will have its own credentials, which can be necessary to execute specific formulas through the CLI. For example: it's possible to create a professional and a personal environments (or prod and staging) with different credentials, and switch from an environment to another according to the necessity.

Formula

On Ritchie's context, a formula is a script that can be executed through a command line once it has been adapted to Ritchie structure. It allows the user to execute it locally or through Docker and with its necessary dependencies.

JSON

It refers to JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), that is a standard text based format used to structure data created with Java programming language.

Tree

It refers to a group of commands organized on Ritchie. You can click on the next link to understand more about Tree's structure.

Repository

A storage place you can organize features, commands or any files and/or files necessary to use a tool. On Ritchie, there are three repositories created to manage formulas, the server and contributions we receive.

Standard Streams

It refers to a communication channel that allows input and output interconnection between a computer program and its environment.

On Ritchie, we use the standard input (stdin) to execute commands automatically.