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🤔 Deployment Dilemma: To Friday or Not to Friday? 🚀

  • 8 September 2023
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Hey Shiftsync community! 👋 I hope you're all having a fantastic Friday.

 

Today, I want to dive into a topic that has been a hot debate in the tech world for a long time – should we deploy on Fridays? 📅

 

Opinions on this matter are as diverse as our favorite programming languages, and I'd love to hear your thoughts and stories on this!

 

Here's my take: I'm a firm believer that Fridays are a day for wrapping up the week, reflecting on accomplishments, and preparing for a well-deserved weekend. Rushing a deployment at the end of the week might lead to increased stress, last-minute issues, and the risk of having to work over the weekend to resolve unforeseen problems.

 

That being said, I know some teams who swear by Friday deployments, arguing that it allows them to catch and address issues promptly, should they arise. They claim it gives them a head start on Monday, and it aligns with agile principles of continuous delivery.

 

So, what's your perspective? 🤷‍♂️

👍 Do you advocate for Friday deployments, and if so, why? Any success stories to share?

👎 Or do you avoid them like the plague, prioritizing a peaceful end to the workweek? Any horror stories or lessons learned?

 

Let's engage in a lively discussion! Share your experiences, opinions, and stories in the comments below. There's no one-size-fits-all answer, but collectively, we can learn from each other's experiences and make more informed decisions when it comes to deployments.

 

Remember, the tech world is all about adaptability and continuous improvement, so there's no harm in reevaluating our practices from time to time. 🔄

 

Friday fix

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My personal take is that everyone has their own personal take 😅

By that I mean I understand both sides of the argument, but I think it largely comes down to personal preference. I lean to the side of waiting until Monday for major releases. I’m the sort of person that puts a fairly solid break between work and personal life, and I don’t want to be dropping releases on a Friday that may bleed into the weekend. However, I understand that there are individuals that don’t mind the weekend interference if it means they can start the new week without any unwanted noise. 

At the very latest, I’d be fine dropping something on a Friday morning if it’s not a major release and the team behind it feels confident it isn’t going to cause major issues, but I’m rarely interested in taking any more risk than that. 

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Hey Shiftsync community! 👋 I hope you're all having a fantastic Friday.

 

Today, I want to dive into a topic that has been a hot debate in the tech world for a long time – should we deploy on Fridays? 📅

 

Opinions on this matter are as diverse as our favorite programming languages, and I'd love to hear your thoughts and stories on this!

 

Here's my take: I'm a firm believer that Fridays are a day for wrapping up the week, reflecting on accomplishments, and preparing for a well-deserved weekend. Rushing a deployment at the end of the week might lead to increased stress, last-minute issues, and the risk of having to work over the weekend to resolve unforeseen problems.

 

That being said, I know some teams who swear by Friday deployments, arguing that it allows them to catch and address issues promptly, should they arise. They claim it gives them a head start on Monday, and it aligns with agile principles of continuous delivery.

 

So, what's your perspective? 🤷‍♂️

👍 Do you advocate for Friday deployments, and if so, why? Any success stories to share?

👎 Or do you avoid them like the plague, prioritizing a peaceful end to the workweek? Any horror stories or lessons learned?

 

Let's engage in a lively discussion! Share your experiences, opinions, and stories in the comments below. There's no one-size-fits-all answer, but collectively, we can learn from each other's experiences and make more informed decisions when it comes to deployments.

 

Remember, the tech world is all about adaptability and continuous improvement, so there's no harm in reevaluating our practices from time to time. 🔄

 

Friday fix

#DeploymentDilemma #FridayDeployments #TechOps #LinkedInDiscussion

 

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A friend of mine received this amazing t-shirt recently and I share the same opinion. :)

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@hungoboss that’s perfect 😄

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I love deploying on Friday, especially if it’s an important update that changes the app in some significant way. It keeps me nice and tense the whole weekend and thus provides me with the opportunity to come back to work on Monday ‘loaded-as-a-gun’. 

Since the whole team is in the same ‘mode’, there is no need for meetings, catch-ups, etc….just sit and work. 

Epic!

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