Pick a Pokemon

Recently we adopted a naming system for future revisions of our core product at Vidoop. We it came down to voting for our favorite naming scheme, I lost the majority vote and Pokemon was selected as the theme for our internal release naming convention.
psyduckken.png I was somewhat disappointed at first because I’m not familiar with Pokemon, but it has proven to be a pretty entertaining convention with plenty of perks.
One thing that makes Pokemon a great naming convention is the abundance namespace. There are currently 493 Pokemon listed on Wikipedia so you don’t waste any development type coming up with creative names. ( The naming convention is internal only, so the developers get to choose it instead of marketing ) Also there are multiple Pokemon for every letter of the alphabet so if you choose to make release names easy to remember it definately helps. Most of all there are actually plenty of cool Pokemon like Psyduck!

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