Difference between after! and :after

Hey all,

I’m hoping this question isn’t as dumb as my last one.

I’m rewriting my configs from scratch right now because I realized that I was just kind of stumbling my way through with other peoples code and not learning much. I noticed something that I had noticed before, but just ignored. What exactly is the difference programatically between after! here:

(after! package-a
 use-package package-b

and :after here:

(use-package package-b
  :after package-a

Is one correct and the other isn’t? Or are both correct? Until now I’ve just been using whichever one the tutorial I was using said to use. As far as I can tell, they both seem to work just fine. But I’d like to actually start doing things the right way, and as uniformly as possible.