rule #1 : don't test on a live server !

Posted Mon, Apr 4 2005 10:52 by bill

 

unfortuantely some people don't seem to understand rule #1 

 

It is pretty simple.  If you make changes or deploy to  a live server, make sure you test those changes before deploying them.

 

So who didn't do this ?  blogs.msdn.com, that's who...

 

If you look at their upgrade "mess", you'll see that existing posts now show comments as being anonymous and trackbacks are all broken.  Seems someone forgot to test before they deployed... that'd be rule #1  (just in case you weren't payign attention )

 

<sigh> when data integrity is lost, alas, all is lost </sigh>    Let's hope they at least followed rule #2, which of course is "make full backups before deploying changes"