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4 items tagged “jargon”

Talking about OpenID. “So a relying party walks in to a bar...” # 5th January 2009, 10:46 am

I seem to have lost the battle to define Web 2.0 as “the use of the network as platform to build systems that get better the more people use them.”

Tim O'Reilly # 29th December 2008, 7:29 pm

Agile Development -or- How to name a religion. Clever language trick: If you’re not doing agile, you’re “not agile”. # 12th December 2006, 8:54 am

Why the term Ajax is useful

Software design patterns are useful mainly because they provide a shared vocabulary: rather than discussing the intimate details of a three layered application architecture, we say “MVC”. Rather than describing an object that tracks your progress while looping over a collection, we say “Iterator”.

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