I'm happy to give away this coupon to one of you in a fun contest. All you have to do is reply in the comments with your biggest screw-up as a developer and I'll randomly pick a winner.
I'll start with my #FML moment. As a first-time founder & CTO, I ran an update query on the
orders table in production without the where clause 🤦♂️. This resulted in corrupting 100K records in less than 1 sec (Thanks MySQL! 😛 ). Regular DB backups were not yet the norm in my life & the only backup I had was 4 days old. I had to write the most embarrassing email of my life to clients asking them to furnish details for past orders that they had already placed with us. What an eventfully terrible week that was!
The worst part is that this wasn't the last time I deleted data in production. But that story's for another day.
Think of a moment you said (rather screamed) #FML and let me know in the comments!