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If you go onto the SE/SO site it's amazing and quite off-putting some of the answers. The level of knowledge and terminology some people know is quite amazing. 

 

Maybe that just comes with knowledge and practice but I don't think I could reach that level or convey that level I should say. 

 

 

(editor's note: SE/SO refers to "Stack Exchange" and "Stack Overflow")

Edited by swiftcoder

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As with most things, knowing the terminology comes with time. You most likely don't know it because you never used it before and don't need it (yet) and sometimes you already know it, but you simply didn't know the right terminology or used the wrong one.

 

I think we've all been there and the best thing you can probably do is to read the context, figure out what they're on about in general and try to imagine what it might be. Google is also still your best friend, so searching for the meaning of something is always a good idea to put things more into perspective. If you still don't get it, ask yourself if you really need to and move on if not and keep on doing your thing. At some point, you will get there!

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Humm and.. what SE/SO means?

 

 

It is impolite to use abbreviations without introducing them. Some of the people reading your thread might not think immediately of what "the SE/SO site" means. I guess you are talking about "Stack Exchange" and "Stack Overflow". So instead of saving yourself a few keystrokes you could save others some confusion.

Álvaro had it right.

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90% of being successful in the tech industry is being able to convey deeply technical concepts to non-technical people (i.e. without jargon). Managers, executives, QA (quality assurance), UX (user experience)... none of these people are engineers, nor necessarily well-versed in whatever it is you do on a daily basis.

 

I'd worry less about picking up the jargon than about being about to convey engineering concepts in plain english. And, you know, Google is really good at looking up acronyms.

 

No no.  You have it all backwards.  90% of being successful in the tech industry is flaunting your superiority over all other co-workers by making sure none of them have a clue what you're talking about.  Then, when you're finally let go for not being a team player, you can take comfort in the fact that it was really all their fault for being unable to understand you. </jest>

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