30 new programming jargon words – from Stack Overflow

I’ve collected the top 30 Stack Overflow New Programming Jargon entries below, as judged by the Stack Overflow community. Enjoy.*

 

1. Yoda Conditions

Yoda-conditions

Using if(constant == variable) instead of if(variable == constant), like if(4 == foo). Because it’s like saying “if blue is the sky” or “if tall is the man”.

 

3. Egyptian Brackets

Egyptian

You know the style of brackets where the opening brace goes on the end of the current line, e.g. this?

 

if (a == b) {
    printf("hello");
}

 

We used to refer to this style of brackets as “Egyptian brackets”. Why? Compare the position of the brackets with the hands in the picture. (This style of brackets is used in Kernighan and Ritchie’s book The C Programming Language, so it’s known by many as K&R style.)

 

5. A Duck

Duck-wireframe

A feature added for no other reason than to draw management attention and be removed, thus avoiding unnecessary changes in other aspects of the product.

 

See the rest: Coding Horror – New Programming Jargon

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