Why is it named ... ?

July 02, 2021

Why is it named Bash?

Bash is the shell, or command language interpreter, for the GNU operating system. The name is an acronym for the Bourne-Again SHell, a pun on Stephen Bourne, the author of the direct ancestor of the current Unix shell sh, which appeared in the Seventh Edition Bell Labs Research version of Unix. [source]

Why is it named Node?

Originally, Dahl called his project web.js. It was merely a webserver, an alternative to Apache and other “blocking” servers. But the project soon grew beyond his initial webserver library, expanding into a framework that could be used to build, well, almost anything. So he rechristened it node.js. [source]

Why is it named Python?

When he began implementing Python, Guido van Rossum was also reading the published scripts from “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”, a BBC comedy series from the 1970s. Van Rossum thought he needed a name that was short, unique, and slightly mysterious, so he decided to call the language Python. [source]

Why is it named C++?

C++ is a general-purpose object-oriented programming language developed by Bjarne Stroustrup of Bell Labs in 1979. C++ was originally called ‘C with classes,’ and was built as an extension of the C language. Its name reflects its origins; C++ literally means ‘increment C by 1.’

It was renamed C++ in 1983, but retains a strong link to C, and will compile most C programs. Compared to C, C++ added object-oriented features to C such as classes, abstraction, and inheritance. [source]

Why is it named C?

C is a general purpose computer programming language developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie at the Bell Telephone Laboratories for use with the Unix operating system. It was named ‘C’ because many of its features were derived from an earlier language called ‘B’. [source]

Why is it named B?

B was derived from BCPL, and its name may possibly be a contraction of BCPL. Thompson’s coworker Dennis Ritchie speculated that the name might be based on Bon, an earlier, but unrelated, programming language that Thompson designed for use on Multics. [source]

Why is it named PostgreSQL?

It was originally named POSTGRES, referring to its origins as a successor to the Ingres database developed at the University of California, Berkeley. (Post Ingres) [source]

Why is it named a dashboard?

Originally applied to a barrier of wood or leather fixed at the front of a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh to protect the driver from mud or other debris “dashed up”.

As car design evolved to position the motor in front of the driver, the dashboard became a panel that protected vehicle occupants from the heat and oil of the engine. With gradually increasing mechanical complexity, this panel formed a convenient location for the placement of gauges and minor controls. [source]

Why is it named boto3?

It was named after the fresh water dolphin native to the Amazon river. I wanted something short, unusual, and with at least some kind of connection to Amazon. Boto seemed to fit the bill 8^). [source]

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