Adventures in Product Development: Friday edition

On one hand, the deadlines for completing most types of projects on the planet eventually become immutable.
On the other hand, shipping huge chunks of code to launch or upgrade new software applications seems somehow unique: the busy hive activity of so many individuals: engineers, front end engineers, QA folks, system architecture and sys admin, designers, project managers, product managers, editors, marketers and so on sometimes makes getting a significant project out the door take on a significance somewhere between Sisyphus pushing the boulder up the hill and the little engine that could.
We’ve just pushed all kinds of new code out on Y! Personals, with more to come, and it’s feeling damn good.