We were willing to tolerate a few bugs to [move fast]. But having to slow down and fix things was slowing us down. ‘Move fast with stable infra[structure]‘ isn’t as catchy, but it helps us build better for the people we serve.
“Facebook kills off its ‘move fast, break things’ mantra” via VentureBeat
Short but timely report coming out of F8 about Facebook’s mentality and new SLA around their API’s. We’ve been talking a lot at Contactive about how to balance velocity of development with the need to keep our growing platform stable and working well for our customers.
Taking pride in the craftsmanship of your infrastructure is not as sexy or hip as a flashy mobile app, but everyone one of your customers (including your own developers) will reap the benefits.