Automatic deployments to production is seen as the holy grail in development throughput, agility, control and flexibility by many. Here's how we do it using TeamCity, Octopus Deploy and a bit of our own code.
We loathe downtime and failing services. We talk about how we can keep our code stable. How we can avoid instability. However, certain types of instability should be embraced.
Writing code is easy. Dealing with the the wrong dependencies down the line is hard, and can cost hundreds or thousands of hours to clean up when you suddenly need to. Spend time actively managing your dependencies - for any lasting software, this'll save both time, risk and money in the long run.
Through the years, I've stumbled across thousands of lines of unused code of all kinds. It might have been nice, well tested, neatly architected code fitting perfectly into all the tools, frameworks and standards for its time. But in the end, it was never called.