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Discussion on: Testing in production, is that the way to go?

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Matt Del Signore

I think having a "prod-like" environment to test issues could be good. Often times testing in production is a really bad idea aside from just the usual stuff around breaking stuff for users (you can use things like special groups and flags to obviate that). There can be other issues like having unaudited access to user data.

The real reason to test in prod most times is to test things at scale. Having large corpuses of test data can help with this in your "prod-like" environments.