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IT Terms Glossary. What terms do you need to know to understand colleagues on a project? PART 2

IT slang, terms, expressions. Glossary

In the world of information technology, with its unique language and terminology, understanding keywords and phrases is not just a convenience, but often an essential part of the path to a bug-free release. These words become a bridge between team members on the project, helping to ensure clear understanding and collaboration.

Attachment – a file or document that is attached to a message or post.

Backdoor – a hidden method of accessing a system or program, bypassing regular authentication methods.

Bloatware – pre-installed software on devices that is often unnecessary and slows down performance.

Boilerplate code – routine, standardized code that is frequently used in development and does not provide unique functionality.

Bottleneck – a point of congestion in a system that limits performance.

Branch – a full copy of a project where development occurs in parallel to the main code.

CMS (Content Management System) – an engine, a visual builder with a user-friendly interface that helps create and manage a website.

Codebase – the total amount of code in a project or application.

Commit – a promise to complete a task or job.

Compile – to bring together or assemble code.

Deadlock – a situation in which multiple processes mutually block each other while waiting for resources.

DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) – a principle that encourages avoiding redundancy when writing code.

Easter egg – a hidden, often humorous feature or message embedded in software or a game.

Facilitator – assists a team in communication, leading group discussions at events.

Feature – a new or updated function.

Flow – the sequence of tasks in a project. It also refers to the sequence of actions a user takes on a website to reach a goal.

Fork – creating a copy of a project’s source code for independent development.

GitHub – a system for tracking the history of file changes.

Handler – a message from the server in response to an event, a backend term.

Hit – a request for a graphic file from a web server that contains data about a user’s actions on a website.

Jitter – variation in delays in a network connection, which can lead to data transmission instability.

Match – to compare different data sources, program parts, and determine their identity.

Merge – to combine changes made by different programmers into a single project.

Native (native development) – developing code from scratch for each platform: Android or iOS.

Phishing – a fraudulent attempt to obtain personal information by impersonating a trusted entity.

Pop-under – aggressive advertising that appears as a pop-up window or floating banner.

Push – to upload code to a GIT server (GitHub).

Repository – a storage where the versioning and management of source code are handled.

Scalability – the ability of a program or system to scale to handle increasing workloads.

Scope – the range of tasks assigned to a specific team.

Script kiddie – a novice in hacking, often using ready-made programs and scripts instead of creating their own.

SecOps (Security Operations) – a systems administrator for information security, responsible for the security and protection of network systems, applications, and data.

Skin – an interface that can be switched based on user preference.

Syntax error – a mistake in the syntax of program code that prevents it from executing.

Tooltip – a pop-up hint.

Usability – a characteristic that indicates how user-friendly a program or application’s interface is.

Zero-day – a vulnerability in software that malicious actors can exploit before it becomes widely known or is patched.

Warez – software distributed illegally, violating the owner’s intellectual property rights.

Regardless of whether you are a developer, designer, project manager, or client, the ability to speak the same language as your colleagues and partners significantly ease communication and enhance collaborative efficiency.

You can find even more words in the first part of the article, “IT Terms Glossary. What terms do you need to know to understand colleagues on a project?”. Bookmark the article because knowing these keywords and phrases will not only help you successfully complete projects but also aid in learning, growing, and fostering better communication in the ever-evolving world of IT.