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The Create, Read, Update, & Delete (CRUD) acronym in programming is used to describe the 4 basic data management functions in an application.
Use Cases and Examples
Many applications out on the market today have some form of CRUD operation implemented, from when you add a new item to the cart, to deleting it.
Here is a breakdown of the acronym and the function of each one:
- Create: This refers to any action performed to add new data to a database or application.
- Read: This refers to any action performed to retrieve any data from a database. Usually, this is in other to display them.
- Update: This is when existing data is updated. Users perform this whenever they update their password for example.
- Delete: This refers to getting rid of existing data altogether.
This term makes it easy for developers to convey to others that an application or API [→] has or needs to be able to perform the 4 basic data management functions.
This term is commonly used in API development.
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