Why is it called Bootstrap?

To pull oneself up by one’s bootstraps” is where the word “bootstrap” comes from. This phrase describes how a person can get better on their own or achieve success without help from others. In computer science, bootstrapping is the process of loading and starting up a computer’s operating system with just a few instructions. The term “Bootstrap” refers to the Bootstrap framework, a popular front-end web development framework used to make modern, responsive websites. It was given this name because it gives developers a simple set of tools to “bootstrap” or build web-based applications.

Bootstrapping also means making programming environments that are faster and more complex as time goes on. A simple text editor (like ed) and an assembler program might be the most straightforward environments. With these tools, you can write a more complex text editor, a simple compiler for a higher-level language, and so on until you have a graphical IDE and a high-level programming language.

Bootstrap is also called “Twitter Bootstrap” because Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton, both of whom worked at Twitter, made it. It was first called Twitter Blueprint. In August 2011, it was made public as an open-source project on Github.

It was made so that Twitter developers could work together better with different development tools. This would let Twitter teams build new projects using the same tools. This would speed up the process of doing these projects.

Bootstrap was first called “Twitter blueprint,” made by Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton, who both worked at Twitter. But after a few months, many other developers started working on this project as part of a Hackathon (Hack-week). After that, the name changed from the Twitter blueprint to Twitter Bootstrap, and on August 19, 2011, it was released as an open-source project.

Originally posted 2022-12-14 05:19:08.

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John Hilton works with bootstrap. He has started two businesses in the tech field. He loves to code & travel. He runs the blog  www.bootstraptemplate.net and http://www.bootstraptemplate.net/. Twitter.com/ can tell you more about him.

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