CircleCI, the continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, has released its expected ten most productive days for developers for Summer 2023. The latter half of June, July and August are expected to be more productive than the front end of each month. Wednesdays take the lead as the most productive day of the week, with four Wednesdays making the list. Surprisingly, two Fridays also make the top ten.

To determine the most productive days of the summer, CircleCI tracks a metric that is based on measurement of activity on their platform for any given day relative to the activity of a defined average workday. Forecasting revolves around holiday periods first, then layers in non-holiday weekday forecasts, and then weekend forecasts. The CircleCI platform examines more than 14 million workflows from over twenty-two thousand organizations.
Software is being developed at a speed that previously didn’t exist, this is triggering a multiplier effect for developer productivity.

CircleCI’s recent State of Software Delivery Report identified half of CI workflows (50%) recovered from a failed run in 64 minutes or less compared to 73 minutes or more in previous years, highlighting an uptick in productivity efforts.

The top ten most productive days for developers in Summer 2023 are:
– June
– Friday, June 2, 2023
– Wednesday, June 21, 2023
– Wednesday, June 28, 2023
– July
– Tuesday, July 18, 2023
– Wednesday, July 19, 2023
– Thursday, July 20, 2023
– Monday, July 24, 2023
– Thursday, July 27, 2023
– August
– Wednesday, August 23, 2023
– Friday, August 25, 2023

“Productivity and efficiency are top of mind for most organizations today, but combining this with the rise of new applications like generative A.I., we’re on the cusp of seeing a productivity boom take place for developers,’ said Jim Rose, CEO, CircleCI. “As teams try to keep up with the pace, many struggle to manage their complexity of their tech stack or spend too much time managing the application environment instead of writing code. To bridge this gap and ensure developers are prepared for this new era of software development, teams need to have appropriate testing and validation processes in place to ensure consistent performance.”

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