claudia bridgens

Stack Overflow is an online forum dedicated to programming questions. The site has over 20 million registered users, an active community and is an integral source of information for developers. Over time the website has formed its own vernacular, in which common words have been given new definitions.

Claudia creates short poems by combining original comments found on the site highlighting the  dissonance between these terms of art and their layman definitions. The work ironically explores productivity in the technology community. Each line is borrowed in its entirety. All content is the user's own. Claudia works in London as an analyst and writer. @slack__overflow.

Restful API

So, what is REST?

This breaking of the link between syntax and behaviour

How I explained REST to my wife;

Busy or non-busy waiting

I feel it’s pointless to try to explain REST

It’s undefined


What is the difference between sleep and wait?


Everything is an object

Yes, objects

Just like any object, it is an instance of “something”

Everything is an object

Spaces are meaningful (sometimes)


With all the undeniable benefits provided by inheritance, here’s some of it’s disadvantages

Inheritance exposes protected members

Dependency between the child and its parent is introduced

In one sentence inheritance is public

Diamond inheritance issues


Do something appropriate here

Else: # Do nothing





Funny syntax

The language won’t stop you

Writing English properly is stupid

Stop being surprised by this!