I finally had the chance to read the ars technica piece on Facebook’s release engineering team that’s been sitting in a tab since last week.

Despite the article’s tone being a little… Charlie-in-Wonka’s-chocolate-factory-ish, it’s got a lot of interesting tidbits, and is worth the read. It’s especially interesting to see how Facebook’s unique engineering culture has shaped their release engineering process.

(Randomly: I actually worked years ago with Chuck Rossi for a few weeks at VMware before he headed over to Google.)

I did find this bit amusing:

I eventually reached the area where the release engineering team is headquartered. Like the rest of the development personnel, release engineering uses an open space at shared tables. But their space has a unique characteristic: a well-stocked bar.

(Emphasis mine.)

Maybe Google was right all along