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database migration with data already in the database in production

I don't know much about migrations, but this is a specific question I'm not sure how to answer. In production, how can one change the database format/schema when there is already user data in there? ...
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Should a developer refuse to access production server? [closed]

There are already questions on SE that ask if a developer should have access to the production server(s). But, given the fact that I already have a root access on the production server, should I say ...
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Moving code to production without breaking existing functionality? [closed]

How can one move development / test code into production, and not end up breaking the functionality in Production environment? I am working with a small sized company, so they don't have a budget for ...
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Managing code changes in this coding environment

I have the following coding environment: Three Developers Source code resides in Team Foundation Server (2010) Development Environment Stage Environment Production Environment As the Senior ...
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Testing strategy for production environment [closed]

In an ideal world, dev/ops are working together as one team to release something onto production. However, there are organizations with limitations so that release engineers/teams are kept ...
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What is the proper way to use an IDE to work on remote code?

One of the code bases I work on has a development environment that is running on a dev server and cannot be copied over to my PC to locally test and develop. I am wondering what is the proper way to ...
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Why shouldn't you develop on production database? [duplicate]

I need help with organizing my arguments for why it's MADNESS to develop against production data. Backstory: I started working here six months ago and I noticed we're developing directly against ...
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Full production build in source control for easy rollbacks?

I want a quick way to roll back our production build in the event of any mishaps - a one-click solution, if you will. My gut is telling me that this is important - and I believe that my gut is ...
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Class/Object with different sets of configurations, singletons etc (PHP)

I want to produce maintainable code for configuring one or multiple classes differently depending whether in a production or development environment. For example, making a Paypal class/object that ...
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Environment-aware Code

There are situations where the deployed environment (development, test, or production, for example) might dictate the outcome of certain actions. For example, perhaps a successful "user registration" ...
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How can one guarantee unique identifiers, even in the case of system collapse and restoration from backup

In the manufacturing of a device each one has to get a unique identifier. So far so good, one can have a file containing the last used ID on a shared drive, or a network-based service managing and ...
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Limiting certain functionality to development environment only [closed]

I intuitively think that an application should be exactly the same in DEV, QA, and PROD environments. However, I have been asked to add a feature to an application that will only be available in DEV ...
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Scalability of using environment variables

I just moved into the Ruby on Rails world and with it I am being introduced to much more liberal use of environment variables than what I have been exposed to in the past. Specifically, it appears ...
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Things to do before going to production

I am finishing up a decently sized Python/Shell project, and I'm wondering if there's a 'best practice' list of things to do when finishing up development. So far I've done: pylint pycallgraph ...
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What are the characteristics or features of production-quality code?

This is the first time I will be delivering code for a freelance project (web-app), and, since I don't have much experience shipping code, I am having a hard time deciding whether my program is ready ...
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Who should support and maintain development infrastructure?

I am interested to know what other peoples' experiences are with managing development infrastructure are. I am talking about things like the build server, the central git repo etc etc. Any ...
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What does a node.js web application's setup look like on a real production server?

Being new to node js magic world, i'm wondering how does a web application's setup look like on a real production server? So far all tutorials, create the js file that is started from a console...and ...
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Considerations on which Java version to run in Production

Some people run the bleeding edge of technologies - updating the day that something is updated. In production, this isn't as appropriate. Researching about if the current (Java 7) version is ready ...
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Developing on a production server

Today I got yelled at for developing an application on a production server. Quote, "developing on a production server is not acceptable - ever!" Here is the situation. I set up a development ...
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Shipping my first class library. Any gotchas I need to be aware of?

I'm a Web Developer about to unlock the "First Class Library Published" achievement in my career and I'm sweating bullets (literally - I was up all night stressing out). I'd love to tap the ...
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Is it a good idea to install Mercurial on your server and hg pull to deploy?

I've just started at a new job this past month and looks like they have NO source control for their code. They are relying on the backups their hosting provider takes for them. After talking a bit I ...
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Understanding the problem when things break in production

Scenario: You push to production The push broke multiple things That same build did not break qa or dev As a developer, you don't have prod access. There is lots of pressure from above to get ...
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Optimization as a branch: is that a thing?

My company has highly optimized scientific application which has become so big and complicated that new versions are literally taking t = infinity to produce. (E.G. I have an email which ...
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Why is it evil to run selects from a prod server?

I'm basically looking for arguments to persuade the internal "consultants" at work as the following are not working: What happens if you do a Cartesian join and crash the server? You don't need to ...
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How can I automate production deployments without experiencing extreme anxiety?

At our shop we use SVN for source control and CruiseControl for CI on handling automatic builds and deployments to our development, test, and integration environments. This all works smoothly however ...
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Ideas about how to prevent malicious code to go into production especially in case of SAAS environments

As nowadays SAAS is becoming popular way of developing and deploying the applications, and I have just started working at a company providing SaaS solution for payment authorization services. Since ...
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Term for Production Rollback

The firm I work at keeps a copy of the compiled source code on production. So basically on our Production server, we have two folders: ProductionServer\SourceCode\ ...
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Do you run production boxes with logs completely turned off?

We are internally debating in our team if we should continue to run our production boxes with logs turned off completely and just log errors and exceptions with log rotations. I want to know how ...
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Difference Between Software Development and Production?

In a typical SDLC there isn't much mention of the word production or development or the distinction between the two.These seem more of a real time , industrial driven concepts . I have come across ...
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Why do we call it “production”?

A coworker was wondering this today: "Why is it that in our industry 'production' means 'final, deliverable product'? You know, like if a movie is 'in production', it means they're currently filming ...
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What should be on your “Going Live Day” checklist?

Aside from the technical specifics, what should be on your checklist for when you go live with a program? Are there last minute things you can do to make a piece of software go into production ...
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PHP Project deployment

I have a PHP project that I'm currently developing. I'm nearly finished and I was wondering what is the best practice when it comes to beta testing and deploying updates/changes to the production ...
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How do you keep cool when production system goes down? [closed]

This has happened to most of us... You come to work one day. Everything seems normal - the sun is shining, birds are chirping, but you notice a couple of weird things on your way to work that remind ...
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Manuals - How Up To Date?

If you have a product that has been in the market for a long time, but it is still in active development daily - how often should the manuals be updated? If your users are constantly updated to the ...
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Define “production-ready” [closed]

I have been curious about this for a while. What exactly is meant by "production-ready" or its variants? Most recently I was looking for information about sqlite and found this thread, where many ...