TED

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A person who is all ideas and no implementation. The acronym TED stands for Totally Enthralling Demagogue. TEDs are good at describing idealistic future scenarios unencumbered by minor details of execution.

A TED can also be anyone who speaks in public using a headset.

Shimware

Standard

Programs written specifically to make programming easier or simpler. Usually it involves some kind of kludge or requires the person to adopt some new convention.

The promise of Shimware is the user will never have to learn the specific programming language it generates.

Some examples:

  • coffeescript
  • compass, SASS, LESS
  • Gems