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Well, I am a newbie to industry but so far what I have known is versions are always helpful in terms of development and our internal management. User may not be interested in what and how you are working on your version controlling system or whether you are launching alpha, beta versions. But at the same time when we do update a version we want to convey the ...


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Absolutely use versions for customers. Google and Facebook do this as major versions. Check your facts on that one. Of course there are internal versions but the outward ones should be stable in terms of the contracts/signatures and responses. Upgrades then don't break customers and newer versions can do away with cruft as needed. You can also announce a ...


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I would go back to the real purpose of version numbers: to uniquely identify a particular body of code. This is important in a lot of places, but there are several cases where I could see forgoing showing them to clients: They are used by clients who need to update (which you explicitly said you weren't dealing with). This also includes clients who would ...


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There are two possible consumers of version numbers. Your internal processes and people using your service. With internal processes, version numbers help you identify when something was fixed and what has changed since them. By saying "we fixed this in version 1.2.3" you know where that was done and if you are now experiencing the same bug, you've got a ...


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User facing code does not need version numbers. But if you are writing code that is consumed by external developers, then you absolutely should offer version numbers, and ALSO maintain multiple versions on your site. With a clear deprecation policy. Doing that will give you the freedom to make potentially backwards incompatible changes to your API, and ...


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You might want to have internal version numbers of your application to better manage your internal development processes. However, these numbers are of little use for the user. The usual purpose of version numbers is to tell the user if their application is up-to-date or not. When this is not within their control, it can at least be useful for support ...



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