CDC says Fully Vaccinated Engineers Can Forgo Unit Tests, Push Straight to Production


(Washington, D.C.) - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new guidance on Thursday for fully vaccinated Americans, saying they can mostly stop mask-wearing and social distancing. In a surprising move, the guidance also included specific new suggestions for software engineers, including:

  • no longer need to write unit, integration, or tests of any kind
  • can now push straight to production environments, especially on Friday after 5PM
  • no longer need to index databases
  • point user stories without any rational basis
  • can write non-meaningful commit messages
  • can install as many third-party libraries as they like

Many PMs and engineering managers expressed concern at the move citing "revenue" and "predictability" concerns.