Code Freeze

I refer to the one-to-n states before actual code freeze as code slush. Code freeze is when you can’t change the code unless a critical bug is found. This should be obvious but real life intervenes in even the best organized projects. I’m often called in to help troubled engineering projects, and in many of these projects code freeze is almost meaningless, a statement of management desire or hopefulness rather than anything concrete. This cartoon describes those projects well.

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