What system name acronyms are your favourites?

@alg never forgets testing SABRE!

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Some system names never leave you, according to Al. And I couldn’t agree more!

What system name acronyms are your favourites? And what do/did they stand for?

I do love a good system acronym. :smile:

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SABRE triggered, sorry :smiley:

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At one place where I worked, we had various APIs. The naming convention was simple. Just stick the first letter of the word before “API”.

Common API = CAPI
Bushfire API = BAPI

The words become so easy and conversational. It’s funny how that happens, eh!

“Yeah, but what endpoints are changing in the BAPI if the CAPI is now doing that?” :smiley:

Long long ago, I named a library “Web Test Framework”. The code matched the acronym. :wink:

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GLITCH: Gigantic Logic Issue That Causes Havoc

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CUI - Contract UI
DUI - Dashboard UI
ZBS - Zendesk Bridge Service
VROT - but I don’t remember the meaning :sweat_smile:
Backdoor - not an acronym but quite an unusual name for a web service
I also recall BAPI as @simon_tomes mentioned, but the name was quite simple: Backend API
Some of the aforementioned names/acronyms may seem simple and normal, but it actually depends on your native language :smiley:

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We have FAP, which some now refer to as FA+ (the P is for Plus). The funniest thing being stand ups in the office where a few oblivious colleagues were loudly talking about FAP, while a few of us giant children tried hard not to giggle… good times…

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Brilliant!

I so need to work out what it meant. :thinking:

Very Read Only Table? :sweat_smile:

“Ah yes, you can’t update the VROT! If we update the VROT then bad things will happen!”
“Why can’t we update it?”
“Do you know what it stands for!”
“Ah, I see.”

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CRUNCH: Catastrophic Regression Unearths Nasty Code Hiccups
FAILSAFE: Frivolous Attempts In Locating Software’s Foulups And Security Embarrassments

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CRUNCH : Catastrophic Regression Unearths Nasty Code Hiccups
FAILSAFE : Frivolous Attempts In Locating Software’s Foulups And Security Embarrassments

Have you really had services named like that at your company(ies)? It’s hard to imagine that someone would name services like that :sweat_smile: Usually, people come up with a normal full name for a service but in a way to get funny-sounding acronyms. But your examples don’t seem the case :slight_smile:

These are for fun sake .Whenever someone would use these words I would imagine them in my mind like this.:grinning:

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Brill! Perhaps this should become a mission, to encourage someone out there to name a part of their system, The CRUNCH. :wink:

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Total Inability To Support Usual Performance (TITSUP - coined by The Register).
Someone Else’s Problem (SEP - possibly Douglas Adams)

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BIF - Broker Information System

(always reminded me of the guy from Back to the Future)

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