Lexicon

Cucumber

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EN Cucumber is a method for testing software. Yes, we ran out of words and just started using random vegetables. No, it has nothing to do with the definition of the word. What is special about cucumber is that it uses plain language to write its tests, this with the idea that normal (mortal non-techies) people could also run and write tests for a software program.


NL Cucumber is een methode om software te testen. Ja. Onze woorden waren op dus begonnen we er maar willekeurige groenten bij te betrekken. Wacht dus nog even met die gin-tonic, het heeft echt niks te maken met de definitie van het woord zelf. Wat er speciaal is aan Cucumber is dat het normale taal gebruikt voor de testen. Het idee daarachter is dat ook normale mensen (niet-techie stervelingen) testen voor een softwareprogramma kunnen schrijven en uitvoeren.


What's with this lexicon?

Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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