Developing in English


Bienvenido o bienvenida al Curso de Inglés para Developers. Si estás aquí, es probable que te dediques al desarrollo profesional de software y quieres mejorar tu inglés para comunicarte con tus compañeros o compañeras de trabajo. Estás en el lugar correcto.

¿Qué aprenderás?

Por suerte, en esta ruta de aprendizaje podrás aprender todo lo que necesitas para ser un referente en tu campo.

  • Cómo desarrollar software en inglés.
  • Cómo comunicarse con otras personas acerca de desarrollo de software.
  • Vocabulario relacionado con el desarrollador de software.
  • Palabras técnicas y siglas para mejorar tu pronunciación.
  • Aspectos del idioma inglés en torno a la lectura, escritura y comunicación sobre código.
  • Vocabulario sobre diferentes partes de la experiencia del desarrollador de software.

¿Cómo pronuncias las siguientes palabras?

Una de las dificultades más importantes que tienen las personas que no dominan un nivel de inglés nativo es la pronunciación. El desarrollo de software no es la excepción. Existen múltiples palabras técnicas que tienes que practicar, ya que son frecuentes su mala pronunciación y tienes que practicar para evitar malentendidos.

  • Cache /kæʃ/

  • Queue /kjuː/

  • Segue /ˈseɡweɪ/

  • Genre /ˈʒɑːnrə/

  • Focus /ˈfəʊkəs/

  • Debugger /ˌdiːˈbʌɡər/

  • Array /əˈreɪ/

  • Java /ˈdʒɑːvə/

  • Deployed /dɪˈplɔɪd/

  • Gigabyte /ɡɪɡə/

  • Data /ˈdætə/

  • API /eɪ/ /piː/ /aɪ/

  • NOTA: Si no estás familiarizado con esos símbolos raros para escribir la pronunciación de las palabras, se trata del Alfabeto Internacional de Pronunciación o IPA en el cual puedes apoyarte para mejorar tu pronunciación.

Por supuesto que Platzi tiene una variedad de cursos para que mejores tu pronunciación:


Contribución creada por Kevin Fiorentino, con aportes de Lina López.

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I’m very happy to start this course ❤️

You need! 😉

Que buena pronunciación tiene este bro.

Developing in English

This course is about:
 How to do software development in English
 How to communicate with other people about software development
 How to understand what they mean when you’re working with them

Your experience:
Probably, most of your software development knowledge comes from reading and you have very little experience talking about software development or listening to other people talking about software development.

You´re likely to have learned most of terms from a page, so you’re not sure how to pronounce them. For example, how do you pronounce the following words?
Cache /kæʃ/: a part of a computer’s memory that stores copies of data that is often needed while a program is running. This data can be accessed very quickly.
o Yep! The same way you pronounce cash /kæʃ/
o Words that sound the same are called homophones.

Queue /kjuː/: a list of items of data stored in a particular order.
o Yep! Cue /kjuː/ is pronounced the same.

Segue /ˈseɡweɪ/: to move smoothly from one song, subject, place, etc. to another.
o According to Oxford Learners Dictionary it comes from Italian, literally ‘follows’.

Genre /ˈʒɑːnrə/: a particular type or style of literature, art, film or music that you can recognize because of its special features.

o Protip: (Internet slang, often sarcastic) A tip given by a professional.
Native English speakers also make a lot of mistakes in the opposite direction. They have problems with homophones. So, they miswrite homophones like its/it’s, capital/capitol, principle/principle, meet/meat.
So, no worries, we all make mistakes 😉 just learn from them.

Focus /ˈfəʊkəs/
Debugger /ˌdiːˈbʌɡər/ a computer program that helps to find and correct mistakes in other programs.
Array /əˈreɪ/ a way of organizing and storing related data in a computer memory.
Java /ˈdʒɑːvə/ coffee.
Hardcoded /ˌhɑːrd ˈkəʊdɪd/ to write data so that it cannot easily be changed.
Deployed /dɪˈplɔɪd/ to install, test and implement a computer system or application.
Gigabyte /ɡɪɡə/ 109, or 1 000 000 000
Data /ˈdætə/ it´s also pronounce /ˈdtə/ both in American and British English. [uncountable, plural]. The singular form is datum.
You may say “pieces of data” or “piece of data" to avoid confusion.

API /eɪ/ /piː/ /aɪ/ a set of programming tools that enables a program to communicate with another program or an operating system, and that helps software developers create their own applications (= pieces of software) (the abbreviation for ‘application programming interface’).

Please, I know that course is intermediate level but I think the subtitles would help a lot.

Una pronunciación acercada al español de algunas palabras:
Cache (kaSH)
Queu (kyu)
Segue (Següi)
Genre (Yanra)
Focus (Foukes)
Debugger (Dibaguer)
Hardcoded (Jarcouded)
Gigabyte (Guigabait)

Awesome!!! this course is so valuable to our profesional growth.
thanks Platzi to give us this important asset!!!

Hasta ahora agarro lo del focus JAJAJAJAJJA

Quizlet: Inglés para Developers [2022 - Platzi]

👋Hey Devs! I just created some units in Quizlet with the vocabulary and phrases in this course.
📚Quizlet is a very famous app to study and create Learning Cards.
I suggest that you study on the ‘Fichas’ mode and set Quizlet to show you the definitions first (I put the clues on ‘Definition’) and try to remember the term on the other side of the card (I put the term to remember on ‘Terms’).
🎉Hope this is useful for you!
Quizlet: Inglés para Developers [2022 - Platzi]

I’m just preparing myself for interviews with US companies, this course is exactly what I needed ❤️


Cache /kæʃ/

an area or type of computer memory in which information that is often in use can be stored temporarily and gotten to especially quickly

Cue /kjuː/

a signal for someone to do something

Queue /kjuː/

a list of jobs that a computer has to do

✨ Segue /ˈseɡ.weɪ/

to move easily and without interruption from one piece of music, part of a story, subject, or situation to another

✨ Genre /ˈʒɑːn.rə/

a style, especially in the arts, that involves a particular set of characteristics

✨ Focus /ˈfoʊ.kəs/

the main or central point of something, especially of attention or interest

✨ Debugger /diːˈbʌɡə(ɹ)/ /dēˈbəɡər/ /dee · buh · gr/

a computer program that assists in the detection and correction of errors in other computer programs.

✨ Hard-code /härd kōd/

verb; past tense: hardcoded; past participle: hardcoded

fix (data or parameters) in a program in such a way that they cannot be altered without modifying the program.

✨ Gigabyte /ˈɡɪɡ.ə.baɪt/

a unit of computer information consisting of 1,024 megabytes

✨ Giga - /ɡɪɡ.ə-/


1,000,000,000 times the stated unit

✨ Data /ˈdeɪ.t̬ə, dæt̬.ə/ /ˈdadə,ˈdādə/

information in an electronic form that can be stored and processed by a computer

✨ API /ˌeɪ.piˈaɪ/

abbreviation for application programming interface: a way of communicating with a particular computer program or internet service

I’m loving this course Just what I needed for my pronounce at my career. Thanks Platzi and Sebastián for bring us this opportunity.
I didn't realize how much I need this course until I got to the 'focus' and the 'giga' parts 😂 (I don't know If I said it well)

Very nice tshirt iron-git

i would like to thank you for this introduction, i have the same as you for some words, nice course

Focus 😹😹😹

Jajaja, ya entendi
"Focus" esta ahora en mi lista de palabras peligrosas justo al lado de “coke”

I'm very excited about this course!

Man I’m so glad I can take this course! 😄
I hope to learn a lot, now that I have the opportunity working in a development company

WoW! I’ve always mispronounced ‘Giga’ as ‘Yiga’ even if I was talking in spanish. Something new I learned today : )

I’m so excited about this new learning path for improving my English skills.

Legué acá por Freddy

I´m Seba too!
Hugs from Chile

I had to repeat some moments from the video to understand much better the pronunciation for some words and it’s incredible to find some are homophone!

I am very happy to start this course of english!!!

i think that ThisVariable is PascalCase, should be in the options, i had to choose camelCase, but i think thats wrong. Thanks Sebastian, great course!

I am very excited for this course

I am very excited about this course 😁.

Finally, I am here! Taking the road to success!

thanks @sebastian I really needed this course, I am working as a software developer in Australia and happens all the time that because of my lack of pronunciation people don’t understand me

‘segue’ was the only word that I didn’t know of

It would be great to have a programing course taught in english here at Platzi

Never make fun of someone if they mispronounce a word.
it means they learned it by reading


To me this is a perfect introduction to Developing in english. I feel like the young Sebastian learning about tech and i appreciate so much the opportunity to learn better ways to describe my path. Never stop learning someone said…

I’m very happy about this course, here we go!!!

Muy bueno me mataste con el API, hahahaha.

Thank you for your time Mr. Delmont. your course motivates to move forward, expanding more job opportunities.

Top Venezuela!

I was cracking up at the “focus” thing, mainly because it’s been about seven years since I’ve been in the industry, and I’m still struggling at pronouncing it.

What a great way to kick start this course!

this course is so good that this is my second time here … xd

Cache=> cash

Ok, if you cant speak and imagine this pseudo-pronunsiations you must to repeat the class.

great porpousal, thanks a lot, really interested in go on with this course

Wow, this is the course I was looking for to complement my career as a software engineer.

The real problem is when you talk with people form India or China, speak faster!!!

New Kid in town!

This is a great content for a first class. It’s so important to understand English language has some words that come from other language. I think the class could be better if the phonetic sound pronunciation explanation was showed in the screen.

Emocionado por este curso!!!1

great!! thanks for this course.

🚀 I hope to learn a lot, we have many language vices, we tend to tropicalize English words. For example library many say “librería” (false cognates).

BTW I 🧡 your octocat t-shirt (I think could be a reference to ironman’s heart?)

Que excelente curso!

The course that I needed!

Ok, if you need to learn how to pronounce something, you can search on Google how to pronounce (“your word”)

If you do this, Google will teach you how to pronounce it, and obviously, you can practice simultaneously.

I felt that it is not the teacher´s voice hehe, but I love this course ❤️ definitely I need something like that.
Thank you.

Sebastian Delmont has a short moment in the course “Marca Personal” by Freddy Vega. The moment is when he is talking about Github as portfolio.


Very interesting course.

This course will help me with my imposter syndrome.

Great Quote!

The course that I needed, very excited to get started. 😁