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DX stands for developer experience

ben profile image Ben Halpern ・1 min read

I came across this interaction around the use of the term "DX" in this pull request within the Forem repo.

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I thought it would be useful to share this for anybody else who might come across this term and be confused. Acronyms can be passed around with few explanations.

Happy coding ❀️

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Julien Maury

I knew DUx, DX is probably a shorthand ^^

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Michiel Hendriks

Deus Ex : Developer User Experience

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Ben Halpern Author

TIL DUx πŸ˜…

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Stephanie Handsteiner

If it looks like DUx, swims like DUx, quacks like DUx, then it probably is DUx. scnrπŸ˜…

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Paul

Not to be confused with architeuthis dux πŸ¦‘

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Calin Baenen

"DUx" sounds weird. "Developer Uxperience"?

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Julien Maury

kinda, so "Ux" too

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Daniel Barwikowski

UX - User Experience
DUX - Dev User Experience???

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Calin Baenen

Maybe... Then why would the X be lower?

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Julien Maury

hΓ©hΓ©, still, as developers, we are users with privileges, we have access to the backstage, I prefer mixing the two terms.

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swyx

i realize it is Yet Another Acronym... but having worked in it for a few years its a really handy one. sorry for helping to inflict it on the world...

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Calin Baenen

Thanks for the tip!
Thought it meant "Double XP" for a minute. :P

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Madza

Did not know that πŸ˜‰ Coming from UX, I guess πŸ˜‰

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Lou β€” Cloud Engineer

DX is quite literally, my job.

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Lou β€” Cloud Engineer

Quite a muddled term though, but glad to see it being used, it's a useful term for referring to thinking about developers in the context of your code, tools etc. All empathy is good empathy!

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Kai

Well, I think I should write a bit more about this topic in the future. At least I wrote my master thesis on Developer Experience (DX) and Web APIs. I could possibly say a bit more about that...

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Jordan Searle

Everything is an experience CX, BX, UX, DX, EX ..

Customer Experience
Brand Experience
User Experience
Developer Experience
Employee Experience

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sainivedant41

Thanks for the tip!