The meaning of “phlpwcspweb3” or why you should not do abbreviations in the code

“phlpwcspweb3”  is found at the “Amazon Web Services – Tagging Best Practices

From what I see this is something related to web, and probably there are at least 3 instances of that kind.

According to AWS this should be meaningful hostname.

If you have decoded this you probably do not need to read further….

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Code without abbrivations

My son is learning his computer language and yesterday he asked me what do the method Intn(n Int) – I can’t answer.

Here are some very popular examples

  • dev > development
  • prod > production
  • ctx, ctx > context vs
  • obj > object

We are still in the dark ages of the computer programming. The evidence is that huge companies afford to give examples in their documentation with hackish examples.

 

Hackish AWS example