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What job adverts REALLY mean: hilarious chart explains all

Developer jargon chart

This chart tells it like it is

All over the world web developers are busy working on their creative resumes (opens in new tab) to land that dream job. But the world of software development is filled with an intricate vocabulary of technical shorthands, abbreviations and trendy phrases, which can be tricky to decipher. (Unicorns, anyone?)

To help aspiring software developers see past the jargon, this honest chart provides humorously honest explanations to common phrases found in the industry's job adverts.

Originally posted on Twitter by Julien Blanchard (opens in new tab), seasoned software developers are sure to relate to this straight-talking buzzword buster. So next time you see that dream job advert, scan it for these terms to see what you're really in for.

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Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.