Version Numbering

I’ve always found version numbering interesting, and wondered how they are thought up by companies.  With Mozilla jumping Firefox from 3 to 30+ in a very short space of time (about 3 years, Google getting Chrome from 1 to 41 faster than you can say “Is this the latest version”, and Microsoft going from IE4 to IE11 in around 20 years, it doesn’t lead to a simple answer.  I did a bit of research, and found that there isn’t a hard and fast rule on how to do it.  Jeff Atwood over at Coding Horror covers this better than I ever could in his post “What’s in a Version Number, Anyway?

In a nutshell, people don’t care about version numbers.

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