Eric Functional names or cutesy/fun names? Example: NPM (node package manager) vs Bower, both perform similar jobs yet the namings couldn't be more different. Any thoughts?
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Mark Dain Cute names can be more memorable, but I think they don't help people in understanding what the program does. A name like "memcache" is pretty good; hits the sweet spot between the two. Avoid putting the language name in (this happens a lot in JS), it's rarely needed. And please avoid recursive acronymns (GNU -> GNU's Not Unix). They're not smart; all you're telling me is it's not X. So what? I browse the web on NAKS -> Not A Kitchen Sink.
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Eric I think the SomethingSomethingJS craze is dying out a little now, I've seen a lot less projects with JS stuck at the end. It was fashionable for a long while (I think I even fell into doing it lol)
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