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A extremely difficult migration of software to a newer version, such as rails 2 to 3. (Origin: Avi, circa 2012) 

syntactic tannin

|sinˈtaktik ˈtanin|

Unlike syntactic sugar, syntactic tannin makes code ‘DRY’er, probably at the loss of sweetness. A lot of people like this - a lot don’t. A good example of this might be ruby’s “inject" method.

(5..10).inject(1) {|product, n| product * n } #=> 151200


The act of removing features from a product due to the difficulty of implementation.