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Josh Wood Author

Good points. We have both of those. The thing we've internalized as a tiny team operating a high-throughput, high-availability app is that even with the greatest confidence, when things do break, it's with bad timing.

Deploying on the last day of the week is usually NBD, but I'm risk-averse, so I'd rather deploy big changes when I don't have to give up my evening/weekend to support them. I do that calculation whenever I deploy something major (we deploy small changes all the time).

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Ryan Rousseau

For sure. I think that's a perfectly valid reason for not deploying on a Friday or even right before 5 on any other day.

So since you are deploying today, what was so important? :)

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Josh Wood Author

I've been working on this little side project... It's a Rails engine/gem that automates email sequences to users like Intercom.com does, but it's self-hosted. It's finally ready to actually replace the user-onboarding emails that we were sending through Intercom. I had been planning to roll this out for a few weeks but kept getting sidetracked... This morning I decided that it was happening today no matter what. :)

So far, so good. 👍

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Ryan Rousseau

Very cool!