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re: I just checked and the most recent site-wide outage I caused was back in March 2018. My Slack message at the time read: we had a ~3 minute period...
 

OMG those pesky YAML files! I have definitely had that happen to me before. I added a cron string to one without quotes. Took down our background workers for a few minutes. I immediately put a test in to validate that YAML file and it hasn't happened since. Plus, that test has actually caught a few errors.

I've been a professional developer for 20 years so it's not just "newbies" that do this. In fact, if you're always growing and learning then you're always a newbie at something.

Could not agree more!

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