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RFC2119, do you speak it?

2017-12-18 4 min read Fergus
As a developer you should not only be familiar with Request For Comments, or RFCs, but capable of reading them and understanding the concepts they describe. There’s also a lot to love with them: their initials line up perfectly on a standard QWERTY keyboard (seriously, take a peek!), and they detail some of the greatest technical advances of the last few decades. One RFC in particular - RFC 2119 - is arguably of particular importance though; it details the concept of ‘requirement levels” that are used in many many subsequent RFCs. Continue reading