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Discussion on: Describe the worst coding culture you've been a part of

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Mike Coutermarsh

At $very_large_company. We were allowed to deploy once a week. For each deploy, I had to submit an excel spreadsheet to my manager with details about the change. Once approved, I then emailed the form to the IT department. They'd then do the deploy 2 days later.

If you shipped a bug and needed to fix quickly, good luck!

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Ben Halpern Author

Oh my goodness. That makes me so uncomfortable just reading. I recently heard about a company that has a code freeze about mid-month and has 2 weeks of all-hands Q/A before deploying once a month.

This was decades-old code, so there's only so much you can do.