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Discussion on: What's the longest build time you've experienced?

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Abhinav Kulshreshtha

4 hours. I do have to mentioned that it was a final release and deployment of project ,so a little more than "build" was happening.

I used to work for a then startup as a college fresher, sharing roles of Q/A and customer support. My boss had send intimation email about down time. But downplayed the time it would take. He mentioned around one hour, but it took little over 4 hours, plus time it took to making network online. Which meant it was my worst night on customer support.

This was back in 2013. Now, they have moved from a monolithic dotnet codebase, to golang micro-services. Their staff consists of ivy league students, they haven't had a noticeable downtime in 5 years.