Archive for Juni, 2011

„Optimizing for developer happiness“

Samstag, Juni 11th, 2011

Recently saw a very interesting talk by Chad Dickerson, CTO of „Etsy“, given on the RailsConf 2011. He claims that things, the way they do them, should not work – yet they seem to.

Some facts:

  • everyone is working on trunk
  • direct deploy (avg. 21 mins from commit) by all 70 engineers -> „satisfaction of the finished product“
  • using Jenkins (under 3 mins build time?)
  • using IRC for everyone
  • Jenkins bot posts build results on IRC