50 Acronyms Developers Use

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I was wondering what acronyms does a developer use on a daily basis...

So I asked my lovely friends on Twitter😊

  • KISS - Keep it simple stupid
  • DRY - Don't repeat yourself
  • DDD - Domain Driven Development
  • DHCP - Dynamic host configuration Protocol
  • MVP - Minimum Viable Product
  • MERN - Mongo DB, Express.js, React.js, Node.js
  • MVC - Model View Controller
  • MVP - Model View Presentation
  • LAMP - Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP
  • SQL - Structured query language.
  • WET - Write Every Time
  • ATM - Asynchronous Transfer Mode
  • API - Application Programming Interface
  • BDD - Behavior Driven Development
  • CRUD - Create Read Update Delete
  • CDN - content delivery network
  • CI/CD - continuous integration continues delivery
  • CORS- Cross-Origin Resource Sharing
  • RCA - Root Cause Analysis
  • RAII - Resource Aquisition Is Initialisation
  • REPL - Read Evaluate Print Loop
  • FOP - functional Oriented Programming
  • EDA - Event-Driven Architecture
  • TDD - Test Driven Development
  • TCP - Transmission Control Protocol!
  • POC - Proof Of Concept
  • SPA - Single Page Application
  • SRP - Single Responsibility Principle
  • K8s - Kubernetes
  • JSON - JavaScript Object Notation
  • PWA - Progressive Web App
  • LGTM - Looks good to merge (or Me)
  • Wysiwyg - what you see is what you get
  • WTFIGOWMC - What The Fk Is Going On With My Code

Some things I've NEVER thought of:

  • ACID - Atomic, Consistency, Isolation, Durability
  • AFK - Away From Keyboard
  • AID - Am I Audible?
  • ASAP - AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
  • DAMP - Descriptive and Meaningful Phrases
  • DIE - Duplication Is Evil
  • F.O.C.U.S - Follow One Course Until Successful
  • FYI - For Your Information
  • LTA - Learn Try Apply
  • OOF - Out of Facility
  • OOO - Out of Office
  • PEBCAK- Problem exists between chair and keyboard
  • SPOT - Single Point Of Truth
  • WFH - Work From Home
  • WPM - WTFs per minute
  • YAGNI - You aint gonna need it

Do you recognize any of these acronyms? Which ones do you use more often?


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Arvind Kumar 🌱's photo

waaoooo, that's a lot of memorisation home work.

Eleftheria Batsou's photo

Yes, these are a lot! I didn't know many of them too :)

Levente Farkas's photo

Little mistake at JSON: it's Javascript Object Notation

Arvind Kumar 🌱's photo

maybe that happened because of autocorrect 😅

Eleftheria Batsou's photo

oh, yes! I fixed it. Thanks :)

Ibrahim Cesar's photo

In front-end related community I saw WET more associated as a rule of thumb to DRY. Standing for "Write Everything Twice", before create an abstraction for every little piece of code, if you had to write the third time, then you should follow DRY.

Eleftheria Batsou's photo

Yes, I see what you mean. Many people seemed familiar with it, of course, I'm not sure how many people use it :)

Catalin Pit's photo

Never heard of any of those from the section "Some things I've NEVER thought of".

I learnt something new! 😂

Ole-Martin Bratteng's photo

Don't know how often developers use the DHCP acronym, it is more network related.

Eleftheria Batsou's photo

hm I'm not sure either! I'm a developer but I knew that one... Many people wear more than one hat, so It's logical knowing or using things from other similar fields :)

Rahul Anand's photo

In this WFH era, my daily usage goes as follows: LMSMY: "Let me share my screen" AIA: "Am I Audible" CUSMS: "Can you see my screen" CUPRT: "Can you please repeat that"