How to Create a Version Number for Your Code - What do the version numbers mean?

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When it was released we did it as a v1.0.0, but how do you know when to change the versions. Some people do it when they do each commit. But how ‘big’ does a commit have to be to change the version number.

Our fantastic coach, Sebastian Glazebrook, put us on a great site called which explains when you should change your version number.

Essentially, the below is when you change your version number. This is extracted = from the above website.

Given a version number MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH, increment the: MAJOR version when you make incompatible API changes, MINOR version when you add functionality in a backwards-compatible manner, and PATCH version when you make backwards-compatible bug fixes.

Author: Github: Adcopywriter (Vi Nguyen)

Written on September 23, 2015