VIP has been doing great this year with more and more clients coming on board to join the ranks of elite VIP customers (see a few new companies that joined here). They are continuing to innovate and share their experiences (have you signed up for the VIP Dev Workshop?!) with others.
They recently shared that Time, Inc., one of their larger VIP clients, made history with their 100,000th commit:
Our WordPress.com VIP clients commit and deploy code daily, and often development teams will commit several times a day to keep up with their changing site features and improvements. We do several checks on code optimization and security before approving a commit for deployment, and we’re really proud to get 90% of commits deployed within two hours of submission.
We also unveiled automatic deploys for static CSS and images last year, which has made deploying instantaneous for thousands of client code commits.
It took 75,000 deploys to get there and the trend data shows that they will continue up and to the right this year:
Although I can’t make it to the Dev Workshop this year I would love to see some of that information and learning trickle down into the general public so that everyone can benefit from some of the great engineering work of Automattic and the VIP team.
I know that might be seen as counter-intuitive since it’s a commercial company sharing their optimization techniques which might make some of their competitors more *ahem* competitive, but we can ask, can’t we?
Great work team and keep up the innovative approaches, pushing the bar higher and higher!