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Questions tagged [production]

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Debugging code in production?

I've come across a problem that doesn't occur in our development environment or test environment, but does occur in our production environment. Obviously, this environment is pretty locked down, and ...
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How to Gain full Confidence in Pull Request builds

Having confidence means Pull Request builds (in Jenkins) will finally allow you to merge the code after a Pull request builds successfully and is reviewed. You're 100% confident that it can go into ...
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Why are web applications said to be in “production” when in reality they are in “release” or “published”? [duplicate]

The definition of production seems to contradict what web developers consider an application in production to be. Why is the term in release or published not used instead? I have been in professional ...
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How to divert IP traffic of 1 site to test new code before deploying

We have a number of IoT devices that communicate over TCP/IP to a server. Once connected, the server can then talk to the device, get data or send down commands. The server accepts incoming ...
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Having Staging and Production environments with different network virtualization

Current Setup We have a staging environment which used NFV (be precious NSX) to configure the network (Software load balancer and software firewall) The Production environment has used the ...
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What are the reasons to use docker in your software development process if you're not using it in production?

Docker has a lot of potential to solve problems in my workplace in a large team (100) of software developers and it's use to solve problems in my workplace. This includes: Having a cluster of Docker ...
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Anything wrong with having aliases on a production server?

On my local server, I create aliases like these to speed up my work: alias bashrc='vi ~/.bashrc;source ~/.bashrc;echo bashrc has been sourced' alias bashprofile='vi ~/.bash_profile;source ~/....
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Best practice to test clustered production system

Say you have a big bloat of enterprise software and for every customer a different setup in terms of amount of appservers, search cluster size, webservers, database, loadbalancers and application-...
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Git structure on production server

So I want to add our git repo to the server so that we can pull in the latest changes from the master branch and easily update the live sites via SSH. I don't want changes tracked by Git on the live ...
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How to “model” shortest/longest processing time first on machines in parallel and series

I'm not sure if I am in the right place to ask this question. Please tell me if I'm not. I have the following problem: I have a production process, where a product first has to be produced, it is ...
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What should be taken into consideration when creating a Sku framework?

I have to design a Stock-Keeping Unit (SKU) for my downloaded products and I am looking for any advice on how to choose a standard. More specifically, I would like to know: Are there any character ...
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Are there any rule-based programming language that are not considered production systems?

I am trying to learn the difference between a production system and a rule-based system because it seems to me that they are the same thing basically. I know that both refer to programs (system) that ...
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Manager wants a combined development & production environment

I work in a small programming team supporting a larger organisation. This year our manager has decided we are going to use Oracle Apex technologies to handle the vast majority of our company data. ...
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should QA do their testing twice, once on staging and then again on prod?

the QA team should ideally do their testing on an environment that almost exactly matches the prod env (to minimize uncaught bugs that arise due to setting differences). If that's true, does the QA ...
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From a software development lifecycle perspective, is duck-typing a benefit or a problem?

Statically-typed languages such as Java afford the benefit of compile-time checking of types - you are guaranteed that an object is of a given type, so: there is no need to spend time and resources ...
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iOS: How to switch between prod and non prod REST end points

A noob iOS dev question: How do iOS developers develop their app with non prod REST URL endpoints while then using a prod REST URL endpoint for actual use by customers? I'm not aware of a way you ...
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Is it possible to parse my grammar with multi-line productions without backtracking?

I'm playing around with creating a parser in PHP for my own flavor of BNF, to match strings against grammar in this BNF variant. It's still a work in progress and subject to change (I may even end up ...
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How to manage image uploads?

Earlier, when images were to be added to staging/production, they were committed to the git repository and our deploy script used to take care of uploading the images to CDN (S3 in our case). But as ...
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Best way to develop new features as well as fix any bugs for a web system on Windows [closed]

I'm a one-man band and I have a contract with a client to develop and maintain a web-based system that is relied upon. This is the first project of this size and type that I have done for anyone else ...
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Should Write-Debug statements be left in production PowerShell code?

This is one of my functions I have in a module: Function Get-DatabaseUser { [CmdletBinding()] Param() Write-Verbose 'Getting database...' $Database = Get-Database Write-Debug('...
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Compiling vs pre-built binaries on production machine?

I referred Compiling vs using pre-built binaries performance?. The post talks about performance and opportunities for optimization. My question is about reliability. I built both python and ...
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verify a defect is a production defect or not

As a QA person, I always believe that a defect should have all the steps needed for anyone fixing it to be able to reproduce it. however, is it crazy to think that every defect QA opens need to be ...
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Microservices and production uptime [closed]

I have a question for people who implemented microservices in large enterprises. There are obviously huge amount of benefits to microservices (comparatively to monolith architecture). However, there ...
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Is there an industry standard term for a build which uses the production API, but is specifically for internal testing? [closed]

I'm working on clearing up our build processes of a PhoneGap app we're developing for iOS and Android, and I want to develop a concise naming scheme for our different build types. Here's what I'm ...
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How do you differentiate software between TEST and PROD environments?

We have a TEST and PROD environment. TEST and PROD are nearly identical, and obviously software first ends up in TEST before getting approved to go to PROD. Our software is primarily Windows ...
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Deployments, another unsolved problem in software engineering [closed]

Why is it so hard to package and deploy software? I want to understand what exactly is the inherent complexity of creating self-contained binaries? Currently it seems that golang is the only game in ...
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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 correct,...
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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 (I was up all night stressing out). I'd love to tap the experience of 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 pre-...
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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 do ...