My thoughts as an enterprise Java developer.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
The cost of patches
Developers are willing to put almost any issue into a patch, but we want to make sure that the customer knows what a patch costs them. A patch is an extra build that causes development hours of extra time to create, Q.A. hours of extra time to test, and extra time to install. We must always balance having some issues into production faster with having more issues get done in the long run.