With inspiration from and apologies to Moving Past Shallow Incident Data.
Whether to deploy on Friday or not has become (or always was, and has experienced a resurgence as?) A Topic Of Discussion On Twitter (tm). Regardless of authors intent, I find perspectives are frequently interpreted as
A sampling of these discussions can be found courtesy of deployonfridays. I find there’s more to learn from longer form write-ups of the topic, and have collected my favorites at awesome-friday-deploys (awesome being the quality of the resource, not an opinion on the topic). What I haven’t seen is an examination of the complexity behind the question “Should we deploy on Friday?” For example
I sadly don’t have answers here, and simple, generalizable answers to these questions may not exist. While you continue to contribute to pragmatic, locally rational decisions about how and when to deploy in your organization, I recommend Seeing Like a State for a discussion of complexity, simplification, metrics, and the like in settings quite far from software.