I am a programmer working on a solution composed of a service and a client application which will use it. There will be only the one dedicated application to work with the service.

In our correspondence we often mention the client app. So far I have noted that most of my colleagues call it Client, capitalized and without a preceding definite article, like a proper name.

But shouldn't we name it just the client? Because Client is neither the internal code name nor the official release title. The app has completely different name.

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    When it comes to naming, should is a matter of opinion. Think of it as your colleagues assigning the nickname Client to the client, for simplicity, to avoid confusion with other clients, and because they were not clever enough to name it Francine or Percival or DJ Klyint.
    – choster
    Commented May 21, 2015 at 14:50
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    @choster: I vote for DJ Klyint
    – Tushar Raj
    Commented May 21, 2015 at 15:23
  • So do I! I'll make a proposal at the next meeting.
    – olegst
    Commented May 22, 2015 at 5:50

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They are using Client as a nickname - if you come up with something better (From now on, the client application will be referred to as 'Sheila'), they'll use it.


I would say it's the client application.

  • Hello, Nicola Tancrei. You can greatly strengthen your answer by citing some reference authority that supports your view. Unfortunately, at present, your answer reads as though it were an expression of personal preference unrelated to broader practice.
    – Sven Yargs
    Commented May 22, 2015 at 8:09

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