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I guarantee that if we did this, a large chunk of the developed apps would rely on /latest and break horrendously every time we rev'ed the API. The end user experience would be bad, developers would be frustrated (as their code literally just stopped working one afternoon), and we'd have to deal with a bunch of erroneous bug reports ("/some/method stopped ...


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Beta is an unusual time, in that the version number changes fairly frequently. Once we're into 1.0, such changes will basically never happen. You'll always be in 1.0, unless you explicitly target a newer version of the API; which will probably be rife with breaking changes, requiring much more than a recompile. As such, no discovery mechanism for API ...


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Currently there is only one version alive at a time (0.8). While in beta, I'm guessing this will be the norm. Once out of beta, there will probably be an upgrade period for minor versions ("1.1 is released! Update your 1.0 apps!"). However, for major versions there will be two api's running at the same time (1.0 and 2.0). From the original API ...


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First of all, I completely agree with Joel Potter's answer. However, here, I want to respond to the feature-request part of your question. I think that the Team needs to implement a small feature here on StackApps that was present during the private beta. I'm referring to a small banner at the top of each page here (the ones that are usually used on ...


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I assume this means that the contest will end at that time? ...and the winner will be announced?


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If you are thinking about creating a full fledged application that could be open to users, I highly suggest against using a latest version API call. This is because even though you want to keep up with the latest version, it would be horrible for your application to break, and your users to have to wait until you dealt with the changes to the API to be able ...


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Well /stats indicates (current) API version { "statistics": [ { "total_questions": 39206, "total_unanswered": 6161, "total_answers": 95349, "total_comments": 135925, "total_votes": 299689, "total_badges": 61312, "total_users": 37454, "questions_per_minute": 0.08, "answers_per_minute": 0.16, ...



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