February 13, 2018

Show IH: Hackterms - ELI5/Urban Dictionary for coding terms

Hello, fellow hackers! I've been lurking for a few months, and am really excited to share my first project with you.

Hackterms is a crowdsourced dictionary of coding terms. While learning to code, I'd often fall down a rabbit hole of research for things I didn't really need. There are lots of resources that teach you how to do something, but few explain when and why. So, I built Hackterms to answer these questions:

  1. at a high level, what does this tool/process/concept do? When is it used? What are the alternatives?
  2. Is this worth my time to learn now?

Let me know what you think and whether this would be useful to you!