I have 5 versions of some endpoint. Only V4 and V5 are used currently on the frontend side. What should I do with the V1, V2 and V3 versions? Should I remove them when are not used anywhere?

@PutMapping(consumes = "application/json", path = "/v1/announcement/{id:\\d+}")
@PutMapping(consumes = "application/json", path = "/v2/announcement/{id:\\d+}")
@PutMapping(consumes = "application/json", path = "/v3/announcement/{id:\\d+}")
@PutMapping(consumes = "application/json", path = "/v4/announcement/{id:\\d+}")
@PutMapping(consumes = "application/json", path = "/v5/announcement/{id:\\d+}")

The code is duplicated, almost the same for all versions (5 services)


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Oracle use the Support-Roadmap, I think this is a good concept.


If the version 1-3 is officially declared as end-of-life (EOL) you shoud/must remove them.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Ok so I should remove not used endpoint versions... \$\endgroup\$
    – Matley
    Feb 18 at 15:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ According to EOL yes. \$\endgroup\$
    – Grim
    Feb 18 at 16:04

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