What is Bootstrap
Bootstrap, or bootstrapping, is a verb that comes from the saying 'pull yourself up on your bootstraps'. The idiom means that a person is self-sufficient and does not need help from others. Similarly, in the computing world, bootstrapping describes a process that automatically loads and executes commands.
The most basic form of bootstrapping is the startup process, which occurs when a computer starts up. In fact, like booting up a computer, the term 'boot' comes from the word bootstrap. When you turn on or restart a computer, it automatically loads a series of commands that initialize the system, scan for hardware, and load the operating system. This process does not require any user input and is therefore considered a bootstrap process.
While bootstrapping is often associated with the system startup sequence, it can also be used by individual applications. For example, a program can automatically execute a series of commands when it is opened. These commands can process user settings, check for updates, and dynamic libraries such as: B. Load DLL files. They are considered bootstrap processes because they are automatically executed when the program starts.