Here at Behance, we deploy a lot of code, very VERY frequently. We are constantly adding new features to our applications, hotfixing bugs, and changing things to give everyone a better user experience.
Currently, we have 3 operations engineers who have the credentials to build our applications to our pre-production and production environments ( Myself, Ko Uchiyama, and Chris Henry ). If none of us are available for whatever reason, changes don’t get pushed. At the same time, if we ARE available, on a really bad deployment day we can receive anywhere from 12-30 requests to push changes which can REALLY interrupt our work flow or weekend ( Especially mine since I’ve become the “main build engineer guy” lately). How can we make this workflow better?
Build a robot to do it for you! Duh.