Why we don't schedule deployments during off-hours

BY Doug Breaker

October 21, 2010

Years back, before Scout, I used to schedule deployments outside the regular workday. I didn’t give it much thought – it was what my consulting clients were used to. However, we changed that practice with Scout.

Many web applications, including Scout, have customers around the world. There isn’t a perfect time for a deployment. With that in mind, we started scheduling deployments when it’s best for us.

Typically, we deploy major updates on weekday mornings. Why I like this timeslot:

Our work-day deployments feel a lot smoother than my previous off-hours deploys: that’s good for everyone.