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What's the difference between the terms "protocol" and "standard"?

A Standard is "A set of rules followed by all members of a set/system." A Protocol is "A set of rules and procedures that tell a party how to interact with and respond to a system."...
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What does the term "fast follower" mean?

From a software engineering prospective, a fast follower is usually a term for a release that happens after a major release. Let's say a team has been working on a big release for 6 months. 10 ...
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What does the term "fast follower" mean?

The term fast follower is a term related to a situation where there at least 2 leaders in a market. The first is the market leader who will create the innovations and the 2nd is the fast follower and ...
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Terminology to indicate that a software component does not seem to belong inside a library

There is a common anti pattern of the "helper library" where lots of random functions get thrown together precisely because they don't have any binding concept. They are just reused "...
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Terminology to indicate that a software component does not seem to belong inside a library

We usually don't give names to the properties a software component does not have, we give names to the properties it has. Then we might speak about the presence or absence of that property, or the ...
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The Principle of Allowing One Way to accomplish a Task

The name of the principle is TOOWTDI or "There is only one way to do it" In Python, this is more fully, accurately and subtly stated as "There should be one-- and preferably only one --...
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