Longhorn, Leopard, Indigo, Poseidon, Gran Paradiso, Yukon, SharpFreedom, Supertanga, Revolution, Lightning, Lambrate, Orcas, Q98, Fiji, Pendolino, McKinley.
What does all these names have in common? Apparently nothing... but they are all codenames for various kind of software.
Apple codenames his OS releases with big cats names, Microsoft after places, Firefox with natural parks (next release, 3.0, will be named Gran Paradiso, my favorite Italian National Park), Subtext names are submarines names, Nic's company is naming its releases after cocktail names.
Why is important to have codenames for software release?
Decouple marketing name from the internal name
When you start developing a new product you have to decide a name, the...