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When we say something is deprecated in software land, we mean it's no longer in use or you are being advised to no longer use it although it still works.
Sometimes things are marked as deprecated, and removed later down the line, usually in the next software release.
Examples of things that can be deprecated in software include:
- Entire feature sets
- Classes and methods
- A process
- Entire software
Software teams mostly deprecate software or parts of software when they have a better one. Deprecations help move customers or users away from older versions of software.
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