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#NoDeployFriday: helpful or harmful?

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A fun tweet, no? Well, maybe not. Should there be particular times in which production deploys are forbidden? Or is #NoDeployFriday a relic of a time before comprehensive integration tests and continuous deployment? You may face a similar dilemma in your team. Who’s right and who’s wrong? Is not deploying on a Friday a sensible risk-averse strategy or is it a harmful culture that prevents us from building better and more resilient systems? Ring ring […]

Surely we’re more than our jobs

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So what do you do? There is a house for sale two doors down from where we live. At the weekend, I was working outside of our garage, filling the car with scrap wood from an internal wall that we had demolished. A man, who I would place somewhere in his forties, left his parked car and approached me. He had seen the listing online and had come for an initial drive by. After telling […]