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Daily or quarterly?

Imagine this scenario.

You have two options on how frequently you can deploy code changes to your application.

Option 1: Every day.

Option 2: Once a quarter.

No more, no less.

I'd choose daily.

I much prefer to deploy changes as often as possible rather than waiting.

I'm much more confident when releasing small changes - even if it's a small refactor, such as changing a variable name or extracting a small helper method.

It might even seem too small to release.

But the smaller the release is, the easier it is to find and fix any issues, and knowing that the next release would only be the following day makes it easier to fix forward instead of rolling back a large release with months of changes.

Here's the thing

Whilst it may seem counterintuitive initially, it's much less risky to release small changes often compared to large changes infrequently.

Which option would you choose?

- Oliver

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About me

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I'm an Acquia-certified Drupal Triple Expert with 17 years of experience, an open-source software maintainer and Drupal core contributor, public speaker, live streamer, and host of the Beyond Blocks podcast.