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comment Successful technical communities except for open-source?
Thanks, this sort of event at heart has a business motivation, though focused precisely on the sort of developer who wants to open a startup. Though that is important, my question was aimed more at "Java Users Group" or similar purely technical groups.
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comment Successful technical communities except for open-source?
Great! Are there ongoing face-to-face activities?
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accepted What is a practical way to debug Rails?
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comment What is a practical way to debug Rails?
Yes, I think you are right. Basic three-tier DB-driven apps with minimal business logic can do without debuggers. But heavy-duty complex code needs them.
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comment What is a practical way to debug Rails?
Thanks, that's good to know.
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comment How can Continuous Delivery work in practice?
Yes. For most production applications, the risk is somewhere in between. And it seems to me that the risk is such that we would not want to deploy on each checkin, even with automated testing. It seems that a round of QA is always needed. But roughly weekly releases seem feasible to me.
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comment How can Continuous Delivery work in practice?
"small...changes ... should not be able to introduce application-wide bugs". Even in well-factored code, this can happen. For example, you add a div which pushes another div out of view in one particular browser. For example, a null value appears in an unexpected corner case, throwing an exception and preventing the GUI from rendering at all. Yes, you should test everything possible, as I do, but inevitably, bugs happen, and small bugs can disrupt the whole app.
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comment How can Continuous Delivery work in practice?
@Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen . Certainly, CD seems to require testing. How can you have the confidence to automatically ship every checkin without it.