Uglat is a word that describes the place where walruses lay on the ice. Walruses aren't too picky and poop where they lay. So it's a big brown spot on the ice. The origin of the word uglat may be from the native american indian tribes of Alaska.
Geographer: Hey what's that brown smear on the blob of ice over there?
Biologist: That's an uglat!
Geographer: Oh didn't you tell me that means the walrus was here! That must be a really big uglat!
Biologist: Well, I see one big uglat and a bunch of small ones. Obviously, there was an ugly of walruses who fed really well too! That's a lot of poop!
Geographer: "Ugly of walruses"? Dude, what's that. I know they're ugly but don't you have any feeling for the poor animals?
Biologist: Ugly is just the name of a herd, pod, or bunch of walruses that hang together. I didn't make it up. Don't get mad at me.
An acronym for Yet Another Specification. Used by irritated programmers who have to deal with yet another way of defining the same data. Usually making the entire process more complicated than it has to be. Can be used as a retort to a newbie
coder who is trying to impress or justify his hiring by throwing out a lot of jargon like SOAP
. Typically a more experienced program will dis the youngster by pointing out that YAS is not necessary here. Thus completely mystifying and causing the young coder to be ashamed his knowledge of geek speak is lacking.
New coder: "I would like to start integrating your XML
feeder into our system. I suppose it is a Web Service (soap) based. Please let me know the url for WSDL
Experienced coder: "There is no need for YAS. This is not a complicated system or task. I'll give you the simple XML
feed. It is a very straight forward project."