The developer obsession with code names, 114 interesting examples
May 27, 2010, 22:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Code names can be about secrecy, but when it comes to software
development, it's usually not so much about secrecy as it is about
the convenience of having a name for a specific version of a
software. It can be very practical to have a unique identifier for
a project to get everyone on the same page and avoid confusion.
"And we want to name our darlings, don't we?
"So what kind of code names are developers out there coming up
with? Here is a collection of code names for software products from
companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Canonical, Red Hat, Adobe,
Mozilla, Automattic and more. We've tried to give some background
information where possible. You'll notice that some code name
schemes are definitely more out there than others."