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Browsing page 12 of words meaning computer slang (562 words total)

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crippleware

noun - uncountable

  • software that has had features disabled to entice people to upgrade to a for-pay or more expensive version.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • lower-priced hardware that has had some part of its capability deliberately disabled to encourage people to purchase a more expensive model.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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cruft

noun - uncountable

  • superfluous source code that has yet to be removed.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • in software, layers of poorly written source code that have accumulated over a great length of time.
    There's so much cruft that there's no way we're going to be able to implement that feature on schedule.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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crufty

adjective

  • of software, poorly built due to the accumulation of code written over a long period of time.
    It works decently, but if you crack it open, you can tell it's pretty crufty.

    Last edited on Nov 08 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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