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It's their dreaded friday push which usually breaks things until monday. Dont expect reinstatement until then.



Is this really something that happens regularly, to the point where you have a name for it? I've had several issues with the facebook platform in the past, but if breakage is really this common why aren't they doing anything about it? (And why not do code releases on Monday at the very least?)

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It's not a specific day, it's all days, but most of the bugs i remember were not fixed on weekends. Here's a bug i was watching:

http://bugs.developers.facebook.net/show_bug.cgi?id=16197 aka http://bugs.developers.facebook.net/show_bug.cgi?id=16191

This was a severe bug despite its misleading title, our users got only blank pages in IE and links did not work . It was pushed on a Thursday , then fixed some time by Monday, then next wednesday it was broken again, and a fix came a week later. [http://www.facebook.com/eggbuddies/posts/10150171378998545] Shit happens a lot more often than one would expect in facebook.

For a better treatise, read this developer's lament:

http://forum.developers.facebook.net/viewtopic.php?id=100175

P.s. I laughed hard when i saw this video: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2594083

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The "dreaded friday push"? That's weird, since this happened "as of yesterday".

(Every Thursday feels like a week?)

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