Its the holidays again, and that means its time for a code freeze. Code freeze’s are handy for a few reasons.
- People like to take vacations this time of year for some reasons. With a code freeze in place everyone can spend the holidays with family rather than with the servers.
- With everyone taking time off, if new code has a problem finding the people who actually wrote the code may be an issue.
- It boosts staff moral to not have to worry about pushing new features into production on a skeleton staff.
- It keeps the families of the staff happy to have them home around this time of year.
While it doesn’t help make the company and money to freeze code, it simply makes everyone happy, and isn’t that what this time of year is really all about.