A recent survey sent out to developers have revealed that development teams are deploying code at a slower pace than most of the developers want.
Thanks to the survey, research from code development platform Rollbar found that 25 percent of the developers deploy code into production every month or two. 22 percent of the participants revealed that they deploy every two weeks, while six percent deploy only twice yearly.
Cory Virok, CTO and co-founder at Rollbar said, “Developers want to have an idea, write it in code, and have the user experience that idea. But the reality is that the code that’s meant to deliver these experiences is often riddled with errors and bugs. In an effort to provide a stellar customer experience, developers are spending up to 40 percent of their time on testing and quality assurance. Yet software is never perfect, and the pursuit of perfection acts as a barrier to iteration and innovation.”
Interestingly, 40 percent of the responders revealed that they want better tools to detect and fix code errors with 38 percent of the participants want better project management. Apart from these, a bigger team and a bigger budget would significantly increase the rate of deployments.
Brian Rue, CEO and co-founder of Rollbar added, “Software is essential to modern life. It’s no surprise that organizations want high-quality software that provides users with the best possible experience. But software is made of code, and error-free code is a fallacy. Leading organizations are adjusting their toolsets, mindsets and behaviors to address this reality. Instead of trying to perfect software, they are adopting better tools and processes to proactively discover errors as they happen and resolve them immediately.”