[thelist] synchronizing test and production

Chris at globet.com Chris at globet.com
Thu Mar 2 11:54:36 CST 2006


> > Finally have a test environment for our intranet. I've shot 
> myself in 
> > the foot by how I've been trying to synchronize changes.
> So, a little clarification: two servers with different names, 
> therefore different link references, etc. in many places. 
> Can't just grab what's in test and move to production; have 
> to search/replace. And can't just let VSS diff the 
> directories, 'cause I've made 'changes' to many files by 
> simply mass changing the server name in linkage, whether or 
> not any functionality changed.

Making changes to the codebase *after* testing and *before* you release
means that you are releasing untested code. My preference would be to
invest some time in ensuring that the links are all relative, and to
remove all server-specific items to a config file of some sort;
depending on which technology you're using. This will probably save time
(and stress) in the long term.


Chris Marsh
Web Developer
Tel: +44 20 8246 4804 Ext 828
Fax: +44 20 8246 4808

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