Acronyms in Web Development

Tech is so full of acronyms that it’s hard to know them all.

Here’s a brief list of acronyms in Web Development and related fields:

  • AI Artificial Intelligence
  • AJAX Asynchronous JavaScript And XML
  • API Application Programming Interface
  • AWS Amazon Web Services
  • CD Continuous Deployment
  • CDN Content Delivery Network
  • CI Continuous Integration
  • CLI Command Line Interface
  • CMS Content Management System
  • CORS Cross Origin Resource Sharing
  • CRUD Create, read, update, and delete
  • CSS Cascading Style Sheets
  • CTA Call To Action
  • DDD Domain Driven Design
  • DNS Domain Name System
  • DOM Document Object Model
  • DRY Don’t Repeat Yourself
  • FTP File Transfer Protocol
  • GA Google Analytics
  • GCP Google Cloud Platform
  • GNU Gnu’s Not Unix
  • GPL General Public Licence
  • GUI Graphical User Interface
  • HTML HyperText Markup Language
  • HTTP Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
  • HTTPS Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure
  • IAAS Infrastructure As A Service
  • IDE Integrated Development Environment
  • IE Internet Explorer (RIP)
  • IP Internet Protocol
  • JSON JavaScript Object Notation
  • KISS Keep It Simple Stupid
  • LTS Long Term Support
  • MDN Mozilla Developer Network
  • ML Machine Learning
  • MVC Model View Controller
  • MVP Minimum Viable Product
  • NPM Node Package Manager
  • OOP Object Oriented Programming
  • OSS Open Source Software
  • PAAS Platform As A Service
  • PHP PHP Hypertext Preprocessor
  • PR Pull Request
  • REPL Read Execute Print Loop
  • REST REpresentational State Transfer
  • RPC Remote Procedure Call
  • SAAS Software As A Service
  • SEO Search Engine Optimization
  • SFC Single File Component
  • SFTP Secure File Transfer Protocol
  • SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
  • SPA Single Page Application
  • SQL Structured Query Language
  • SSH Secure SHell
  • SSL Secure Socket Layer
  • TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet protocol
  • TDD Test Driven Development
  • TLD Top Level Domain
  • TLDR Too Long Didn’t Read
  • VPN Virtual Private Network
  • VPS Virtual Private Server
  • W3C World Wide Web (W*3) Consortium
  • WET Write Everything Twice
  • WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get
  • XML Extensible Markup Language
  • XSS Cross Site Scripting
  • YAGNI You Ain’t Gonna Need It
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