Willa Paskin’s Slate review of Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley quotes a line from the show’s opening:
Rarely has a show had to do so little to find so much to mock. The series opens with a group of nerdy techies attending the massive soiree of a newly minted multimillionaire. Kid Rock performs as no one listens, and then the host climbs onstage and shrieks, “We’re making the world a better place … through constructing elegant hierarchies for maximum code reuse and ostensibility.”
That doesn’t ring true. “Ostensibility” is not a programming term. “Extensibility” is, and goes hand-in-glove with “code reuse.” Sure enough, that’s exactly how the line actually read on the series. And sure enough, that’s exactly what they say about Scala:
Object-Oriented Meets Functional:
Have the best of both worlds. Construct elegant class hierarchies for maximum code reuse and extensibility, implement their behavior using higher-order functions. Or anything in-between.
I suppose plagiarism is one way to get the jargon right.