re: Those silly mistakes we all make VIEW POST


Why aren't my changes having any affect?

Restart the servers — Nothing.
Clear development cache — Nothing.
Scour docs for hard restart options — Nothing
Print a bunch of <h1>Test test test</h1> all over the page — Nothing.

Oooooohhhhhh I'm looking at the production app.


I did something like that once... except I was looking at test and had OVERWRITTEN the production app. Good thing we have backups. Heh heh.


Yes! This! More often than I'd care to admit. Have considered popping in a big red "DEV" block somewhere on the site to make it super obvious.


This is actually an excellent idea and I'm pretty sure there are dev teams out there that do this. The more obvious the better!

I am one of them :)
I use big red button with text “test” in navigation bar.


I've done the same several times, except the screen I was looking wasn't even an app - it was an Invision prototype.


I've done this so many times, for each combination possible out of dev, staging and production.

So. Many. Times.


Better than the version of this I did a long time ago (back when all this was the wild west). I was updating live, not the test site I was looking at.
There's all sorts of things stopping me doing that now.


Colour coding works for me with UIs.. not quite so easy with APIs!

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