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If DEV were an acronym, what would it stand for?

ben profile image Ben Halpern ・1 min read

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Avalander • Edited

Do Everything Vetter

Don't Exit Vim

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Mike • Edited

Don't Exit Vim has got to be my favourite so far.


Pro tip: ESC + :wq = exit vim

:w = Write
:q = Quit
:wq = Write buffer and quit
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Avalander

To be fair, any reference to Vim being hard to quit is always a cheap win.

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Mike

As a regular vim user, the cheapest win for me is emacs.

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David Castro

Another other pro tip, that's bound to just ZZ, withough a colon.

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Sasha Koss

Another pro tip! There is a shortcut for :wq β€” :x

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Mike

Another pro tip for regex:

:%s/term/replacement/g
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Adam Parkin

I'll use something similar when I rebase (to squash) a series of commits in a git repo (vim's my editor for Git). If when presented with the list of commits you do:

:2,$s/pick/s/g

You'll squash all commits into a single commit in one fell swoop.

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Richard Burk

Don't Exit Vim

I'll buy that! πŸ˜‚

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kobayashi

That's so good, sir :D.

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vishal

I would say Do Explore Vim! I love Vim :)

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Gergely Polonkai

You can’t exit ViM, why ask not to do it?

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Eljay-Adobe

Vim is the Hotel California of editors.

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Avalander

Well, if the acronym would have been CEV, I could have said Can't Exit Vim; and Don't (know how to) Exit Vim seemed too far fetched, so Don't Exit Vim is the closest to what I wanted to say I could think of.

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Kevin McGinn

Developers, dEvelopers, deVelopers!

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Eljay-Adobe • Edited

Okay, this one is my favorite so far!

Silly variant: Developers Evelopers Velopers

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Christian Melgarejo Bresanovich • Edited

This is actually what ballmer says near the end of it, LOL

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Andy Zhao (he/him) • Edited

Developers Engaging Virtually

or

Developers Exchanging Value

The second one feels a bit too business-y to me though...

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Yechiel Kalmenson

So... DEV Engaging Virtually? 😈

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Shreyas Minocha

GNU style recursion? ❀️

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Batuhan Osman Taşkaya

Lots of F/OSS's uses Recursive acronymies. e.g: WINE, GNU, BIRD, cURL, PIP (Python's pkg manager)...

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Shreyas Minocha

Yeah, YAML too. it's just that GNU's the most popular and recognizable example.

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Joana Chavez

The first is the best one to me!

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Sung M. Kim • Edited

Make sure you have spaces between each word for the latter.
πŸ˜‰

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Brian Greig

Digitally
Empowered
Visionaries

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Juan F Gonzalez

This one deserves the prize so far.

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Amin Arria

Define Every Variable

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{Gene}

Discussions, Entertainment and Visions

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Andrew Lucker

Deprecating Every Vocation

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Kim Arnett ο£Ώ

developers emitting vomit
do evade viruses
works on my machine

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Meghan (she/her)

NPM has prepared me...

Don't Evaluate Void
Dinos Expanding Vocabulary
Dust Excites Vacuums
Devs Explaining Vividly
Deploying Enterprise VMs
Disk E: Volume
Disproportionate Experience Vouchers

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Sung M. Kim • Edited

1st one

𝔻𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕑𝕖𝕣𝕀 === π•Žπ•šπ•Ÿ!

Explanation

𝔻 evelopers
𝔼 qual Win (a synonym for
𝕍 ictory).

Kinda stretching the meaning here 😝


2nd one

π”»π• π•Ÿ'π•₯ 𝔼𝕧𝕖𝕣 π•π• π•žπ•šπ•₯

Explanation

Make sure you hold it after having a few drinks πŸ₯ƒ at a conference/meetup.

Please be respectful of others πŸ™‡

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Michael Lee πŸ•

Doing EVerything

Developers Eating Views

Developers Encouraging Views

Developers Encouraging Values

Did Everybody View

Doesn't Entice Violence

Developer Encouraging Values

Developer Excited Values

Developer Excellence Vlogs

Dev Edited Vlogs

Does Everybody Vim

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Jesse M. Holmes

Indeed, everyone does!

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Casey Brooks

Developers, Entrepreneurs, and Velociraptors

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Thomas H Jones II

Any mention of velociraptors is worth a thumbs-up!

I need to start putting "velociraptor(s)" in any presentations that I'd normally put "velocity" into: see if the PHBs notice it or not (or at least mention it).

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Georgina Grey

Developers Enthusiastically Venting

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Nancy Deschenes

Deal with Everyone Virtually

Damn! Everything Vorks?

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Frederik πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»βž‘οΈπŸŒ Creemers

Dancing Eddie Vedder

Double-Expletive Variable

Developers Exchanging visions

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David J Eddy

dev.to = Deploying Everyday Value . To Order

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wplj

in any case, this acronym should be recursive.

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Sandor Dargo

Donkeys Eating Verdure

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David J Eddy

A couple that popped into my head real quick.

  • Developing Everyday Value
  • Developers Exuding Virtue
  • Did Everyone Volunteer
  • Do Echos Vibrate
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Jesse M. Holmes

Delivering Excellent Value

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Jasper Stephenson

discussion exec --verbose

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Nikola BreΕΎnjak

Doesn't Even Vacation

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camilla

Delivering Enhanced Visions πŸ˜›

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Timothy Onyiuke

Darth Earth Vader

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Phil Nash

Danger! Emacs! Vim!

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Alexander Wayne Omorokunwa

Developers: Empowered Versions!

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robencom

Dummy Entertaining Viewers

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Robby Russell πŸ˜πŸš‚

Delightful. Educational. Versatile.

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Straightly

Do, Evolve, Venture.

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Benjamin Dowen

Dev, Evolving, Voice

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TMcSquared

Define Every Virtue
Deliver Everybody's Vans
Don't Eat Venison?

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Alessandro Ronchi

Serious: Developers Exchanging Value

Hilarious: Unit Tests Passed

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Dheeraj.P.B

Developing Exhaustingly with Volition

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Darrell Washington

These are awesome! πŸ˜‚ ok lets see.... πŸ€”

Developers
Encapsulating
Victories

Or ...πŸ€”

Desire
Exhilaration (and)
Virtue

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Sethu Senthil

Drink, Eat, VIM

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Douglas McKechie
  • Digital Engineer Viking
  • Dynamic. Exciting. Valuable.
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Dickens Wilson

Developer Enabling Virtues

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Claro A Briones

Delivering Exciting Vision
Doing Everything Visually
Delivering Educational Videos
Did Everyone Vanish

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Burdette Lamar

DEV est via. ("DEV is the Way.")

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Johnny Reina

Do
Every
VeryVeryGoodThing

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Txai

Debbuging... Enable Verbosity

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Guidouil ツ

Debug Everything Virtuoso

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Guidouil ツ

Doing Extreme Validations

Don't Expect Violence

Do Expect Virtue

Deny Every Vulnerability

Do Eat Vegetables

Derive Each Vector

Do Explain Vows

...

(feels like the npm acronym, should be a git so we could make some fun with random pick the list as the website base-line)

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Jason C. McDonald

Developers Excelling Vertically?