Application Development: How to Speak Geek: Decoding Programmer Jargon

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2010-05-28 Print this article Print
How to Speak Geek: Cracking Programmer Jargon

How to Speak Geek: Cracking Programmer Jargon

by Darryl K. Taft
Programmers have long been known for their creativity when it comes to building slick new software applications. This time, however, eWEEK takes a look not at the nifty applications programmers have cooked up, but at the new trend in slang for today's programmers. This list, inspired by the Stack Overflow Web site and the Global Nerdy Web blog, includes such gems as the "Mad Girlfriend" bug, the "Drug Report," bug bait and ghetto code. If you are a programming nerd, you will know how to speak this language.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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