Why do so many programmers insist on numbering APIs when they version them? Is there really no better way to upgrade an API than adding a number on the end? And why are so many systems named "NG" when they're clearly just upgraded versions?
September 25, 2016 08:21
Maybe 'nng' or '2ng' for the second Next Generation. Saves typing. :D
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