Quixotical Behaviours

Introducing a brand new hashtag today called #quixotical. Here is the definition:

“ In the context of a team, an adjective to characterize something done by a person that doesn’t take into account the rest of the team.”

Example usage:

Simone: we don’t have auto pull on our staging environment.

Ryan: that is #quixotical

Other examples include:

– not having different staging/production environments for the team to test and deploy changes;

– using manual deployment

– manually using ftp to move files and the WordPress admin area to install plugins by hand;

– not using VVV to allow every developer on the team to have the same project setup;

– not using version control;


p.s. You can also use quixotic — idealistic without regard to practicality.