I always saw some articles which use
ninja to refer to a person. What does it mean in a technological article?
I guess maybe it means master or guru. If that's true, why not just use
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Ninja is a term also used in a figurative sense:
a person who is expert or highly skilled in a specified field or activity (often used attributively):
- marketing ninjas; ninja gamers.
in computing, for instance:
data ninja is a person who reviews large quantities of data and analyzes, organizes and moves it in such a way that it improves overall data retrieval processes, thus allowing the data to reach end users much more quickly.
A data ninja is similar to a data analyst, but besides analyzing data at rest, this person also optimizes the data access and transfer process.