Acronym Affinity: 100+ Useful Developer Acronyms

Developers thrive on condensing down complex concepts. Entire processes become single applications, responsibilities become classes. It’s practically our job description. So it only makes sense that we would take the broad, abstract ideas, condense them down to a few words, and then further simplify them through abbreviations and acronyms.

In my opinion, making the mental jump from acronym to concept is much more difficult when you don’t know what each letter stand for. So here they are: the most common acronyms I’ve had to learn as a developer.

You don’t have to know them all by heart, but having a general idea what each stands for will help you the next time they spring up in a conversation.

Let me know if I missed any important ones :).

Licencing
Technologies
Testing
Practices
Data
Encryption
File Types
Web/Network

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