[thelist] Testing a Webapp

Paul Bennett Paul.Bennett at wcc.govt.nz
Mon Nov 27 14:29:02 CST 2006

Just to chime in with what others have suggested,

Create your dummy user(s) and data on a test version of the application. Bugfix on the test version (if you absolutely have to) and, once you're happy,  recreate the database on test from the live server db content and structure. This automatically gives you a test db identical to live and also gets rid of all your junky test data.

It really is the easiest / safest way

-----Original Message-----
From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Matt Warden
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 8:01 AM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] Testing a Webapp

On 11/27/06, Hershel Robinson <hershel at galleryrobinson.com> wrote:
> there, but at some point, we will also want to test on the live site,
> because there is no replacement for the real thing. :)

Well, there should be. You should have a testing environment with the
production codebase. If you need to test with production data, then
mirror the data as well (by snapshot or nightly, depending on how
serious your needs are).

Matt Warden
Cleveland, OH, USA

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