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Luis Pedro Gonçalo
Luis Pedro Gonçalo

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Smart & Snazzy Steps to Debug Production Issues 🕵️‍♂️💡

Hey Devs!

Has your app ever thrown a tantrum in production, leaving you feeling like Sherlock Holmes without his magnifying glass? 🕵️‍♂️ Or, maybe you feel like a detective chasing a ghost in the machine. But worry not! Here are some smart (and somewhat snazzy) steps to help you track down those pesky bugs. Let’s debug the funny way!

1. Stay Calm & Drink Coffee (Or Tea) ☕️

Before you do anything: breathe. Panicking will only fog your logical brain. Then, sip your favorite beverage (Coffee? Tea? Energy drink? Milk?). Bugs hate it when you're relaxed and caffeinated.

2. Talk to the Rubber Duck 🦆

Don’t have one? Get one! Talking to a rubber duck (or any inanimate object) about the problem often leads to epiphanies. Plus, they're great listeners and never judge your spaghetti code.

3. Check the Obvious 🚪

Are the servers on? Is the database alive? Did someone trip over a cable? You’d be surprised how often the 'big' issues are just doors waiting to be opened.

4. Logs are Your Diary 📖

Read them. They often have secrets to tell. Also, they're probably more interesting than the vampire novel you started last week.

5. Reproduce, Don’t Assume 👨‍🔬

You know what they say about assumptions! They make an “ass” out of “u” and “me”. Always try to reproduce the issue. It’s like rewatching your favorite movie scene to catch every detail.

6. Break the Problem Down 🔍

Bugs can be dramatic. Treat them like a soap opera plot. Break it into episodes and tackle each scene at a time.

7. Ask for Help (But not in a Spammy Way) 🙋‍♂️

Two brains are better than one! But remember, shouting “HELP!” in every Slack channel is like being the boy who cried wolf. Be specific and direct.

8. Rollback If You Must 🔄

If things go south and you can't find a quick fix, consider a rollback. It's like hitting the undo button on that questionable haircut.

9. Document Everything 📝

Every issue is a lesson. Write it down. One day, you might be telling tales of this bug around a campfire (or a stack of servers).

10. Celebrate the Hunt 🎉

Found the bug? Fixed it? Awesome! Do a dance, eat some chocolate, or simply pat yourself on the back. Because you, dear dev, are amazing!

Remember, bugs in production are just the universe's way of checking if you’re paying attention (or maybe just a tiny mistake in your code 😉). Stay snazzy and keep debugging!

Feel free to share your quirky debugging tales in the comments below! ⬇️

Note: If you laughed or found these steps helpful, give a thumbs up! If you didn’t, well... maybe you need more coffee! ☕️ Cheers!

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