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greek-in-tech

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Learn which words used on modern computing and software engineering, come straight from the greek language/mythology. Visit greekintech.com to read all entries.

Install

$ npm install --save greek-in-tech

Usage

const greekInTech = require('greek-in-tech');

greekInTech.all;
//=> all entries

greekInTech.random();
//=> random entry

greekInTech.getEntry(2);
//=> specific entry

A single entry looks like this:

{
  id: 2,
  title: 'Daemon',
  description: 'The term coined by programmers of MIT\'s Project MAC, was inspired by the physicist James Clerk Maxwell\'s demon. It originated as an imaginary being from a thought experiment that constantly works in the background sorting molecules. In Greek mythology, a daemon is a supernatural being working in the background, with no particular bias towards good or evil. The daemon concept was subsequently adopted by Unix systems, however, BSD and some of its derivatives have used a Christian interpretation of the mythological deamon as their mascot rather than a Greek daemon.',
  categories: [ 'OS', 'unix', 'linux', 'open source' ],
  references: [
    {
      name: 'Wikipedia',
      source: 'https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daemon_(computing)#Etymology'					
    }
  ]
}

API

.all: object[]

All entries.

.random(): object

Random entry.

.getEntry(id: number): object

Specific entry.

You can play with the greek-in-tech API on this runkit notebook.

Contributing

All the entries are located into a single JSON file. Just add your entry, check everything using npm run prepublish and create a pull request.

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MIT John Tsevdos

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