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Things Programmers Say

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Things Programmers Say

Henrik Warne sent out a simple Tweet and then shared his results with the world about funny idioms and phrases developers use a lot.

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Last month, @ThePracticalDev asked people on Twitter for typical things programmers say:

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There were a lot of great answers. Here are my favorites:

Phrases

  • It works on my machine.

  • It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

  • How hard can it be?

  • How did that even work in the first place?

  • I don’t see anything in the logs.

  • I’m guessing it’s an issue on their side.

  • Probably some kind of permissions issue.

  • That’s weird.

  • That’s a known issue.

  • We don’t support that.

  • No, I don’t know how long it’s going to take.

  • Actually, it has always been like that.

  • Have you tried it with Chrome or Firefox?

  • It should work now.

  • But that’s not how you told me it should work.

  • Well, there’s your problem right there.

  • Working as intended.

  • I mean, everything’s possible...

  • That will never happen.

  • Shouldn’t take too long.

  • Cheap, fast, high quality. Pick any two.

  • It’s 90% done.

  • This is just a temporary fix

  • You’re doing it wrong

  • That’s a code smell.

  • I thought we fixed this!

  • Yes, but does it scale?

Words and Expressions

There were also individual words or expressions:

  • Foobar

  • Grok

  • Rabbit hole

  • Turtles all the way down

  • Yak shaving

  • Bikeshedding

  • Automagically

  • Performant

  • +1

  • // TODO

Sites

There were also several sites mentioned:

PS. If you don’t follow @ThePracticalDev, you should – lots of good tweets!

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