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The Devil’s Dictionary of Software Design

Hidden meanings for your favorite programming terms

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Sooner or later, most developers discover that a little bit of jargon goes a long way. Why call someone’s code good when you can say it’s clean or elegant? Why complain that the boss is rambling off-topic when you can just say that they’re raising an orthogonal issue? (It’s low-key shade, and it burnishes…




Insights into the .NET stack. Thought pieces about the craft of software development. Real advice for teaching kids to code. And a shot of humor.

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Matthew MacDonald

Matthew MacDonald

Teacher, coder, long-ago Microsoft MVP. Author of heavy books. Join Young Coder for a creative take on science and technology. Queries:

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