With over 200 million monthly visitors (and growing), Quora is a platform that enables people from around the world to learn and share knowledge across millions of topics and interests. The company focuses on rapid iteration to create a high-quality user experience, and their development team’s advanced deployment processes are critical to their continued success.
They’ve kept their development team extremely lean as they’ve grown over the last eight years, guided by three key principles:
- Empower developers to own their code, all the way through to production, and maximize for development velocity, or how quickly developers can ship new features.
- Deploy continuously (up to hundreds of times per day).
- Establish automated and highly reliable release processes, backed by best-in-class tools and services.
With hundreds of daily releases across platforms, continuous automated testing is uniquely important. Visual Studio App Center Test service gives Quora’s developers the reliable results, access to real devices, and detailed stack traces they need to release with confidence.
“Dev velocity is the heart of the engineering culture. With Visual Studio App Center, we can be much more confident in our releases. We know that the output of these tests is reliable, so developers can spend much less time testing and more time focusing on what matters: developing products.”
— Tommy MacWilliam, Engineering Manager, Quora