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From Chip Childers <>
Subject Re: [ASFCS42] Proposed schedule for our next release
Date Fri, 19 Apr 2013 03:34:27 GMT
On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 11:29:46PM -0400, David Nalley wrote:
> > I disagree. You might take a hit in the short term as people get
> > acclimated, but I've accelerated multiple projects' output by being
> > exceptionally focused on automated quality checks (unit, integration,
> > regression, etc...). Feature dev is faster if your base is stable.
> > Release QA is easier with higher quality prior to a merge. Refactoring
> > is easier. Teams can be larger and more distributed. Etc...
> >
> I agree with you, sorry if it came across differently.

I get what you were saying...  I was disagreeing with the general
thought that it would "slow us down".

> In the short term however we don't have that highly automated base
> today, so we can continue on our rapid feature pace with few people
> focused on automated testing (esp holistically) but that isn't
> sustainable. We do have to take the short term hit IMO and pay the
> piper and get rid of our technical debt (though I am not talking about
> our bug backlog.)

That's correct.  You always have to take that hit to reap the reward of
speed and scale later on.

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