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Dan Bradford
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I've been programming for 30 years, the last 4 in Java. But those 4 years have been in a highly unusual, very isolated and isolating work environment ("teach yourself, work alone"). So, even though I've created some pretty advanced apps, there are oddball lacunae in by knowledge-base which might make an interviewer think I am a total charlatan. Such as whether or not WORA is actually pronounced in common parlance like a word ("warra") -- or by individual letters, like how people say "J-R-E."

This is a broader issue for me: If I haven't come across it in a training video, I don't know how its spoken.

 
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It's spoken as "write once, run anywhere". It's not a phrase that people use often in conversation and when it is, all people I talk to say all the words rather than using the acronym. I actually had to Google the acronym to know what you were referring to. So if someone said "wora" and it didn't have a lot of context, I'd have to ask them.

Feel free to ask about the pronunciation of any other words/acronyms you are unsure of from reading.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:It's spoken as "write once, run anywhere". It's not a phrase that people use often in conversation and when it is, all people I talk to say all the words rather than using the acronym. I actually had to Google the acronym to know what you were referring to. So if someone said "wora" and it didn't have a lot of context, I'd have to ask them.

Feel free to ask about the pronunciation of any other words/acronyms you are unsure of from reading.
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Yup, if someone said "worrah" to me, I'd ask if it was a type of Australian marsupial.
 
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